BHS Devon is delighted to have been offered the opportunity to join Dru Butterfield, who runs the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust, to experience a free ‘Dartmoor Experience’ walk at Bellever Forest and on Bellever Tor, near Postbridge on Dartmoor.
The Charity (Charity no. 1109196) was created in 2005 with the primary aim of helping to ensure a sustainable future for the traditional Dartmoor pony on Dartmoor – the home of one of our most popular native breeds and the iconic symbol of the Dartmoor National Park. The Dartmoor pony is on the Endangered list with the Rare Breeds Survival Trust.
The walk will last approx. 2.5 hours, is reasonably easy-going, largely on tracks though with inclines and moorland paths. You will learn about Dartmoor’s history and people through the centuries, see some of the best archaeology on the Moor, understand better about the importance of this remarkable environment and the DPHT’s research project on site; and hopefully meet the DPHT’s herd of Dartmoor ponies that manage Bellever Forest as perfect conservation grazers.
The Walk will be followed by a Cream tea (or other refreshments) at the Two Bridges Hotel for those who would like to enjoy a teatime treat which is nearby – 5-10 minutes’ drive away. This will be at the individual cost of attendees.
THE WALK IS FREE BUT DONATIONS ARE REQUESTED, IN SUPPORT OF THE WORK OF THE DPHT TO HANDLE SEMI-FERAL YOUNGSTOCK, GIVE THEM A VALUE AND A GOOD START IN LIFE.
If you are coming from some distance away, we can put you in touch with accommodation providers ranging from the beautiful Two Bridges hotel to local Dartmoor farmer/pony keeper B&Bs.
NB: Meeting point is Postbridge Visitor Centre Car Park at 1.45pm. The National Park charges £2 for parking so please come prepared – and car share wherever possible.
Time: 1.45pm - 4.15pm
Contact: Pam Human on 01626 835846 / 075260 13979 to book your place – before 10/9/18 or Book Online
Download the poster (pdf)