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The Dartmoor Crossing

5.0 (5)
8 days 7 nights
United Kingdom
Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
Midscale
Weight limit
95 kg / 209 lb

A truly outstanding world-class 8 day/7 night progressive ride around Dartmoor staying at luxury hotels and cosy Dartmoor pubs each night.

Treat yourself to a unique riding adventure, enjoy fabulous horseback riding across the fascinating Dartmoor landscape. On our high quality, forward going, beautiful Quarter horses.

Let us lead you through mesmerizing landscapes, guiding you past ancient settlements, neolithic stone circles, historic tin mines, and the enchanting beauty of Dartmoor's forests. This immersive experience will allow you to appreciate both the cultural heritage and the natural wonders of Dartmoor.

US$ 2 749
per tourist for 8 days
Departing from
England, Devon County, Okehampton
Tour starts
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Number of individuals
up to 10 tourists over 18 years old
Only in the Horse Tours Club
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Photo Phil H.
Phil H. is the provider and guide of this trip
The provider speaks: English
Farmed on Dartmoor all my life, using horses to gather and move the cattle and sheep. started doing tours of Dartmoor 12 years ago. Riding in the spectacular open spaces Dartmoor offers.

Tour highlights

Explore one of the UK’s last wilderness
Dartmoor is a fantastic place to ride, it’s one of the UK’s last wilderness’ and is best viewed through the ears of a horse. Take in the peace and sample the atmospheric beauty Dartmoor has to offer.

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

Arrive pm/evening check-in at the Castle Inn, Lydford or another fantastic local pub.

Day 2
Trail ride from Meldon
Day 3
Ride across Dartmoor
Day 4
Ride on to Drywell Farm
Day 5
Different riding options
Day 6
Ride on to Chagford
Day 7
Ride home to Meldon
Day 8
Departure
Difficulty
Challenging
Tour provider's comments

INTERMEDIATE: A rider who is confident and in control in all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.  

The intermediate rider has ridden several different types of horses and can independently manage a horse’s care. Their seat is secure, they are able to control a horse at walk, trot and canter and do not apply unintentional aids to the horse when they lose balance or become unseated.

They know how to rise or post to the trot and ask for and obtain a specific lead or change in lead. They are capable of riding a less experienced horse and helping in that horse’s training. They are able to train/compete at a more advanced level with a trainer’s assistance. The rider is knowledgeable about different horse breeds and disciplines. He or she knows basic horse conformation and can detect lameness issues.

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Accommodation

Comfort
Midscale
Hotel
7 nights

Our accommodation is usually at the ‘Castle Inn’, Lydford and we use them first if they have room, however we have a selection of other local Inns we use.

Extra £260 for single occupancy.

7 nights
Castle Inn

A 16th century Devonshire pub with thirteen bedrooms, situated in the historic and picturesque Dartmoor village of Lydford.

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
England, Devon County, Okehampton
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Tour conditions

Included

  • accommodation in en-suite room with colour TV and wi-fi;
  • breakfast, lunch and after ride tea & cakes.

Extras

  • transfers to and from airport/station etc (available at nominal charge)
  • evening meals (where you stay has a restaurant)
  • protective wear, i.e. boots, hard hats (mandatory), back protectors (optional).
  • chaps, waterproof coats. (slicker type recommended)

Group size

up to 10 tourists

Duration

8 days
7 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Meldon Farm sits at 800 ft, we rise to 2,000ft where it can be quite a bit cooler than at the farm, we strongly recommend warm riding wear and good riding waterproofs, a long slicker type is usually the most practical

  • Riding hat, mandatory;
  • Boots with heels are also mandatory;
  • Comfortable warm riding wear, jeans, polo shirts, jumpers, fleece shower-proof coat etc.
  • Chaps full or half. (optional)
  • Waterproof coat, ‘Drizabone’ slicker type is recommended
  • Lip balm and sun cream
  • Casual evening wear
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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 5 reviews
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    Tracy
    1 Sep, 2023
    about provider
    I cannot speak highly enough of this place. It was an absolute dream of a day. The horse enthusiasts were incredible, the horses themselves were magnificent, and it was the most enjoyable experience EVER! Thank you 🙌
    1 Sep, 2023
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    Natasha
    3 Jun, 2023
    about provider
    Today, I participated in a Western Experience Day and had an absolute blast! The horses were stunning and impeccably cared for, the facilities were fantastic, and the attention to detail was exceptional. The instructors were wonderful, ensuring our safety while allowing us to fully immerse ourselves in the action-packed, fun-filled day. The food provided throughout the day was delicious, and I highly recommend paying a visit here.
    3 Jun, 2023
  • A
    Amy
    19 Jul, 2022
    about provider
    Excellent place, great location, friendly people!
    19 Jul, 2022

Dates and Prices

  • US$ 2 749
    22 – 29 Jun 8 days 7 nights
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  • US$ 2 749
    18 – 25 Aug 8 days 7 nights
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  • US$ 2 749
    6 – 13 Sep 8 days 7 nights
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