A Country Kid’s Post: A Morning in Dartmoor

Walking in Dartmoor

We like driving up to Dartmoor even if it’s a bit of a drive from where we live in Cornwall. On a whim, one late January on a weekend, we decided to drive to Dartmoor and was pleasantly surprised to find it covered in snow.  Little T and her friend had a lovely day building snow men and having snow fights.  It was just absolute bliss.

And I’m glad we were able to do that again over the summer break.  And just like before, we were in for another lovely surprise.

Dartmoor in all its glory, on a beautiful summer day.

Little T ready to go on a little hike.

From afar, I spied a little river running through the moor.

We came across this little stream and T decided to have a dip in the water and after more walking, we hopped in our car to drive some more.

And then we saw a cluster of medieval looking stones, but it wasn’t the stones that caught my eye.  Can you see?  The famous Dartmoor ponies!  The husband quickly parked the car and T and I went out to look at the ponies.

She wanted to come closer, but those two horses looked like they were having a tender moment, I told her we shouldn’t disturb them.  She said “Are they getting married mum?”  Kids, where do they get these ideas?

After watching them from afar, we went back to the car and moved along. I’m wondering, why are they called ponies when some of them are obviously fully grown?

“It’s time to go to search for that pub!”  The husband announced.  Friends of ours mentioned that there was a lovely one just in the moor and he was on a mission.  Did we find the pub, no. But we found another lovely one and had a good lunch.

Have you seen the Dartmoor ponies?

Do share.


    • Thanks! Dartmoor is a bit of a drive from where we live, but it is so worth it 🙂

  1. Such gorgeous photos it looks like a fab place for adventures I bet it looked magical the time u went when it snowed.

  2. Jess Powell (Babi a Fi)

    Stunning pictures, it’s such a gorgeous place! Those ponies look so cute – and I love the ‘getting married’ story. When my brother was little he always got cows and horses mixed up, so whenever we saw riders out he’d be yelling, ‘look at them riding the cow!’ 😀
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  3. Jordanne | Thelifeofaglasgowgirl

    Those views are absolutely beautiful, I would love to visit somewhere like that! The cluster of me devil stones look really nice, stuff like that really intrigue me.

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  4. Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs

    What stunning views. And looks like you had fab weather too 🙂 x

  5. Cathy (Mummytravels)

    What a lovely impromptu day out – Dartmoor is such a fantastic wild place, it’s amazing to think it still exists. Great to spot the ponies too. #countrykids
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  6. Fiona Cambouropoulos

    Dartmoor is a lovely place to explore, although I’ll admit I spend more time on Bodmin moor! T looks like she had a wonderful time exploring the moors and finding fabulous rivers to wade in, there’s nothing like a walk on the moors without a splash in the river. It’s a shame you didn’t find the pub that was recommended to you but at least that gives you an excuse to go back and look again!

    Thanks for linking up with me on #CountryKids.
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  7. Merlinda Little (Glimmer of Hope)

    So pretty whatever the season!

    I love the stream as its reminds me of the streams I visit as a child at home in Antipolo =)

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