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Dartmoor Riding and Trekking

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Address: Shilstone Rocks Riding Centre, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 7TF, England
Phone Number:
+44 1364 621281

-Rides over Dartmoor tailored to YOUR experience

-Specializing in small...

-Rides over Dartmoor tailored to YOUR experience

-Specializing in small groups and personal service

-For total beginners to advanced riders

"A great way to see Dartmoor"

Est. 1962. British Horse Society Approved

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2 hour hack

Very impressive! This afternoon I went on a two hour hack at shilstone Rock Riding stables. The stables were incredible tidy and the staff ( two sister) were very friendly and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very impressive! This afternoon I went on a two hour hack at shilstone Rock Riding stables. The stables were incredible tidy and the staff ( two sister) were very friendly and helpful. Horses and ponies were in immaculate condition. I ve been to many riding stables before and alway get given an old, safest horse :( Today I was given... More 

Thank sarbears69
Ottawa, Canada
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely valley, farm fields and moorland trails with grazing ponies and sheep. Combine your route with a tea room or pub. Had some very useful advice on directions from locals.

1 Thank LacFraser
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Wow, have ridden at many stables, but the organisation of this one was first class, the immaculate hat hire, even down to the hair net provided was exceptional, the tack room was the most tidy, organised tack room I have ever seen. The instructor who accompanied us, was friendly and interested in us, she pointed out the amazing scenery, told... More 

1 Thank kate3833
Acton, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Nothing could be better than pony trekking across the Moors. Did this as a teenager, many years ago and will return some day.

Thank Denson493
Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2016

I visited Shilstone Rock for a hen party ride, our group had mixed ability although 4 out of the group own or have owned horses and would consider themselves experienced riders. The weather was unfortunately against us being a very windy and wet day which affected the horses who played up resulting in two riders falling off. We returned early... More 

2 Thank EJ1706
Jersey, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 28 October 2015

My two daughters ages 11 and 14 years had a wonderful 2 hour ride on the moors. Alona and Corina ensure that the horses are suited to your ability so that you have an enjoyable experience. We will be back again!

Thank Olivia A
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

A heartfelt thank you...After heart surgery I was not going to ride anymore, I was very nervous I asked my doctor if I would be able to ride he said I should. so I decided on my holiday I would go trekking on the moors.It was a very good decision I was lucky I booked an hour I was the... More 

1 Thank tracy m
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

Stunning area. A lovely family day out dartmoor pony watching, walking, bike riding. There is also a lovely pub nearby as an ideal stop for lunch.

1 Thank AnastM-S
Reading, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Good horses, friendly lead riders but it's a long and steep trek by road to the open moor if only booked on an hour ride.

2 Thank hd_morgan
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Had a great afternoon ride yesterday on the moor. The staff at the riding centre were fantastic and made the experience very memorable.

1 Thank Stephen B

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