Education for primary and secondary schools


Education is an important part of our work to safeguard the future of the ponies on Dartmoor. We welcome primary and secondary school students to our heritage site at Bellever Forest on Dartmoor. During a visit to Bellever you will learn how these tough ponies are integral to the management of the Dartmoor landscape. Students will also discover how Dartmoor was formed and how Bellever, which sits in the heart of the National Park has changed over the past 3 millions years, through the influence of weathering and man.

The Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust has several years experience in working with a range of schools groups, special needs students and young people with behavioral issues. We are able to offer a bespoke visit for your group ensuring the learning outcomes relate to the National Curriculum.

Download Teachers' Information Pack or email or call 01626 833234

School groups are also welcome at our pony Visitor Centre at Parke, Bovey Tracey.

See school visits page


Free Guided Walks

Guided walks are available all year round to our site at Bellever, near Postbridge on the high moor, where you can learn more about the importance of the ponies as an integral part of Dartmoor's heritage.


Educational leaflet

We are members of The Pony Action Group, a group of organizations working together to promote the moorland ponies. The group has produced a leaflet to educate the public about the ponies on Dartmoor. You can download the leaflet here.


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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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