Liberty Trails

Gallop across the wide open expanse of Dartmoor on well-mannered horses

 

  • Ride sure-footed, forward-going horses who know the terrain and will enjoy the gallops across the sheep-nibbled turf as much as you will

  • Explore one of the oldest and most unspoilt areas of England, riding past ancient stone tors, prehistoric settlements and Bronze Age features

  • Experience an unspoilt, varied landscape, from open grassland to woodland dotted with standing stones, rocky outcrops and granite summits

  • Follow experienced guides who will reveal the secrets of the moor

  • Feast on picnics of local treats as you feast your eyes on breathtaking views
    in all directions of one of the least-populated areas of the country 

  • Enjoy an exhilarating day at hunting pace or opt for a more relaxed tempo

  • Choose between spending a full day in the saddle or luxuriating for half the time in the spa of Bovey Castle. Or add a spa day onto the end of your holiday
    to ensure you fly home with relaxed muscles and untroubled mind

  • Holidays are tailormade for your own set of friends and conducted at your speed, so there is no fear of being slowed down by an inexperienced stranger!

Special experiences

  • Ride Dartmoor with Mary King: follow the six-time Olympian for two days 
    in the saddle and listen enthralled to her tales of three-day eventing

  • Dartmoor Derby: challenge yourself with this adventurous weekend inspired by the thrill of the Mongol Derby and sweetened by accommodation in luxurious yurts, set up in a secluded camp, complete with field kitchen

  • Stephen Spielberg's Dartmoor: the director of War Horse, based on the much-loved book by Michael Morpurgo, fell in love with this landscape when making the film. Guests will ride past the lonely farmstead used as the Narracotts' home and through Sheepstor Village, also featured on screen 

  • Cattle muster: at certain times of the year, you might get the chance to join
    the hill farmers as they muster their cattle for a true taste of Dartmoor life

Accommodation 

  • Pamper yourself in the five-star Bovey Castle Hotel, where the Great Western Restaurant and the Smith's Brasserie will fuel you for long days on the moor and the indulgent spa will sweep away any aches and pains. Set in 275 acres, this spectacular Victorian building, with its Jacobean-style staircase and views across Dartmoor, is the epitome of an English country-house hotel

  • If you're looking for a more intimate experience, choose a cosy cottage, where your meals can be cooked by a private chef and spa treatments arranged

Out of the saddle

  • For non-riding members of the party, or anyone seeking a break, activities range from golf on the championship course at Bovey Castle to vintage car tours, fishing, hiking, cycling or canoeing with a qualified guide

  • Take to the skies with a Champagne hot-air balloon ride or learn archery in
    a private lesson. Fly hawks with expert falconers or climb the granite tors

Prices start from £1,500 (approx $2,000) per person based on a three-night stay