Bellever

 

DARTMOOR PONY HERITAGE TRUST ON THE MOOR
 
LEASED LAND

The DPHT leases 82 hectares of moorland from the Forestry Commission at Bellever. Bellever is home to some of the best heather heathland on Dartmoor and has an abundant supply of scheduled monuments.

ADDING VALUE

The Trust runs a herd of up to 26 Dartmoor ponies on the site, mainly owned by local farmers. Ponies graze the site whilst they mature to a more saleable age at approximately 4 years of age. The moorland area at Bellever sits within a 1,000 acre holding, giving the herd a huge acreage to cover.

      

CONSERVATION GRAZING

The herd browse for up to eighteen hours a day, trampling the rank grasses and creating room and light for more sensitive plants to become established.

FREE GUIDED WALKS & CONSERVATION DAYS

For you, your family, your friends, your school or a group - minimum of 6 people per walk.Enjoy a 2 ½ hour stroll around this wonderful moorland site; learn about the ponies,archaeology and Dartmoor, or join us fora day of 'constructive destruction'.For more information or to book a walk, please speak to a member of staff or visit our website.

Volunteering Opportunities at BELLEVER

Work Party Dates 2019:
Sat 9th Feb
Wed 20th Feb
Sat 2nd Mar
Sat 9th Mar
Sat 23 Mar
Wed 10th April
Sat 4th May
Sat 25th May
Sat 29th June
Wed 17th July
Sat 3rd Aug
Sat 7th Sept

Please contact us by calling 01626 833234 or emailing admin@dpht.co.uk if you would like to join a work party or more information about a free guided walk at Bellever.

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The Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust (Registered Charity No. 1109196) was established in 2005 in response to widespread concern about the viability and long-term survival of the traditional Dartmoor pony.

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