Project Description



Most experienced horse riders dream of emulating the cowboy greats of the past by throwing on a Western saddle, riding a forward going horse and doing a cattle drive across breathtaking scenery but very few get to live out that fantasy…

The Dartmoor Cattle Drives are one of the most exciting events of the year on Dartmoor and are perfect for seasoned riders with a thirst for adventure who want to get a taste of life on Dartmoor.

This special three-day riding adventure is based around the cattle drive experience, starting with a day’s trail ride. You’ll explore the magnificent landscapes of Dartmoor and its varied terrain with an experienced guide and will get acquainted with your horse and the varying terrain before the first cattle drive begins.

On the first day of the Cattle Drive you’ll join Dartmoor farmers on horseback as they drive the cattle from their farm on the edges of Dartmoor up onto the high moor for the summer grazing. You’ll be riding ‘western’ on specially trained cattle horses and will be in the saddle for up to five hours per day, stopping for a picnic lunch in a remote spot on the moor.

At the end of each day you’ll return to the comfort of the award winning Arundell Arms to relax and enjoy good food, great conversation and a rejuvenating massage ahead of the next day’s adventure.

A unique, authentic cowboy experience in the UK

Most experienced horseriders dream of emulating the cowboy greats of the Wild West by throwing on a Western saddle and taking in mile after mile of breathtaking scenery at exhilarating speeds, but very few get to live out that fantasy.

Our Dartmoor Cattle Drives offer a unique opportunity to take part in an authentic cattle drive in the UK. This is an exclusive and intimate experience, catering for a maximum of eight riders at a time. You’ll need to be an experienced, confident rider and comfortable on a free moving horse in wide-open spaces, covering varying terrain and riding at differing speeds.

There are just two Cattle Drives per year in the Spring and Autumn. Places are restricted to confident, experienced riders and fill up quickly. To reserve your place for either the Spring Turnout or the Autumn Round Up, please email stating your preference.

Book your Dartmoor Cattle Drive experience

Prices start from £1250 per person, based on single occupancy and include dinner, bed and breakfast at the Arundell Arms Hotel

For more information, to reserve your place, check dates and availability, please contact Elaine +44 1822 851463

or email

Details :

A three day riding experience

One day trail ride plus two days of cattle driving

Three night stay in The Arundell Arms, a country sporting hotel near Dartmoor

Lunches, dinner, bed and breakfast included

Hire of experienced cattle horses with western saddles

Places limited to eight guests riding together in small teams

Prices from £1250 per person based on single occupancy



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