‘The Dartmoor Crossing’
‘A truly outstanding world-class 8 day, 7 night, progressive ride around Dartmoor staying at luxury hotels, cosy Dartmoor pubs and farm B&B’s 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.
We’ll guide you through incredible scenery, past prehistoric settlements, neolithic stone circles, ancient tin mines, beautiful forestry as well as Dartmoor’s natural beauty.
”Absolutely fantastic trip! The Dartmoor Crossing is not a ride for the faint-hearted and those who enjoy a traditional nose-to-tail trail ride. The horses are incredibly well cared for, fit, very forward going, and sure-footed at all paces. The opportunity to gallop independently across an incredible landscape is second to none. Phil and Mandi are excellent hosts and go above and beyond to create a truly memorable experience on and off the horse. Fantasic horses to ride – very forward going, sure-footed, and incredibly responsive”. Jessica May ’22
- You will be guided through some of the most spectacular riding anywhere in the UK, stopping en-route at local beauty spots for a packed lunch.
Day 1; (usually a Sat, Friday in Sept) Arrive pm/eve check-in at the Castle Inn, Lydford http://castleinnlydford.co.uk/ or another fantastic local pub.
Day 2: Trail ride from Meldon,of approx 4 hrs, overnight at the same Inn again.
Day 3: Ride across Dartmoor approx 4 – 5 hrs to the Two Bridges Hotel https://www.twobridges.co.uk/
Day 4: Ride on to Drywell Farm, 3 – 4 hrs, nr Widecombe for farm B&B.
Day 5: (May & July) Trail ride from Drywell Farm, 4 – 5 hrs overnight at Drywell again.
(Aug) Ride on to Chagford
(Sept) visit to Widecombe fair https://www.widecombefair.com/
Day 6: (May, July & Sept) Ride on to Chagford, 3 – 4 hrs overnight at the Three Crowns Hotel http://threecrowns-chagford.co.uk/
Day 7: Ride home to Meldon, 4 hrs, overnight at a local Inn again.
Day 8: Depart
For trips cancelled for whatever reason inc Covid, any payments made can be used against another trip in 2022 or 2023 subject to availability,
A full refund, less the £100 deposit
‘The Dartmoor Crossing’
7 nights with 5/6 days riding
The August and September trips will include a day out of the saddle to visit Chagford Show or Widecombe Fair. Maximum group size of 8 riders. 7 nights, 5/6 days riding across Dartmoor.
2022 Dates & rates
13th – 20th August (visit Chagford Show) ***Fully booked***
9th – 16th Sept (Fri – Fri) (visit Widecombe Fair) ***Fully booked***
2023 Dates & rates
£1650 based on 2 people sharing
£1840 for single occupancy
13th – 20th May
24th June – 1st July
12th – 19th August (visit Chagford Show)
8th – 15th Sept (Fri – Fri) (visit Widecombe Fair)