The experience

Walk with ‘Dartmoor’s Daughter’ through a stunning landscape and along part of the historic Haytor Granite Tramway. Hear stories of the quarrymen, tram-pulling ponies, and nearby legends, and keep a look out for a semi-wild pony herd in their natural habitat. Then visit the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust (DPHT) and enjoy an hour’s hands-on experience with Dartmoor heritage ponies – grooming, hoof-picking, and walking on a lead rein. Find out about the lives and work of the farmers who keep the ponies on the ‘Commons’ of Dartmoor.

An immersive experience in stunning landscape

Hands-on experience with Dartmoor ponies, learning about their history and current management from knowledgeable and passionate guides

Understand the important work of the DPHT and contribute to the future of an important moorland icon – the Dartmoor pony


the detail


3-4 hours

Group size

6-15 people

Cost per person

£125 per person

Fitness level

Low - Moderate.

Parking Facilities


Special equipment needed

Suitable clothing and footwear for the weather conditions for a walking activity and being around ponies.

Accessibility considerations and facilities

Accessible route for wheelchairs or trampers can be arranged with advance notice.

Refreshments and meals

Additional options: Lunch, Cream Tea, Dartmoor Whisky Tour can also be arranged at additional cost.


All year round, excluding Christmas holiday. Advance booking required. Full day option available with lunch, price on request.


Basic to intermediate English required to fully appreciate the experience.

Dartmoor's Daughter
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