The Arundell Arms Hotel, Lifton, Devon, PL16 0AA +44 (0) 1566 784666
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Horse Riding

Ride with Liberty Trails and rediscover the spirit of adventure on Dartmoor 

Feel the wind on your face as you and your horse become one, galloping wild and free across a spectacular landscape with huge bright skies, wide-open spaces and panoramic views…

Liberty Trails offers tailor-made horseback holidays on Dartmoor. Whilst we specialise in adventures for experienced and confident riders, we also create bespoke packages for novices and beginners who are keen to explore Dartmoor in the saddle.

As one of the UK’s last wildernesses, Dartmoor is full of secrets and has plenty of stories to tell. Escape to the high moors and discover a landscape that’s changed little for centuries, with expanses of purple heather and yellow gorse, rolling hills , ancient woodland, winding valleys, granite tors, stone circles and standing stones.  

Our groups are small and exclusive and tailored to suit your level of experience, confidence and stamina. If you’d like to bring your own horse, we can arrange livery at one of our private stable yards, and transport to and from the Arundell Arms. Alternatively, you can hire one of our sure-footed, experienced horses used to being ridden out on Dartmoor. 

From a day’s trail ride to a multi- day Western-style horseback adventure, we offer a range of exhilarating riding experiences, including: 

Riding Lessons

With opportunities for beginners to advanced riders, we can tailor a riding experience to suit at our local BHS Approved Equitation Centre. They have two all-weather outdoor schools, show jumps and a cross country course. Enjoy the graceful art of dressage or the exhilaration of cross-country and show-jumping. Learn new skills or enhance your own with expert instruction. 

The range of skills that can be imparted is huge. Not strong on your "Flying Changes"? Then have a couple of individual training sessions and really get to grips with this and leave confident in your technique. 

To discuss your requirements call us on 01566 784666

Dartmoor Riding Adventures 

Multi-day trail riding experiences taking you deep into the heart of Dartmoor

If you are a confident and experienced rider, Dartmoor’s big skies and seemingly endless terrain offer the opportunity for an unforgettable riding adventure. You'll cross sparkling streams and fast-running rivers, climb 2000 foot inclines and ride through secret green valleys on fit, intelligent, agile horses. 

Immerse yourself in the magnificent landscape and feel your cares slipping away as Dartmoor works its magic – it’s the perfect remedy to a hectic lifestyle.

To find out more call us on 01566784666


Superbly located in the midst of five hunts, opportunities for hunting in the UK rarely get better than this. From the moorland and wooded hillsides of the Lamerton Hunt to the steep wooded valleys and high hedge banks of the Spooners and West Dartmoor, enjoy the thrill of hunting on consecutive days across varying countryside in Devon and Cornwall. We can arrange livery for your own horse or organise an experienced hunter delivered to the meet ready to go.

To register your interest for next season, and find out more please call us. 




Gourmet Dining Offer

From January through to the end of April enjoy our five-course evening tasting menu served in our 2 AA Rosette Restaurant for just £55 for 2 (normal price £99).

Terms & Conditions 
Subject to availability. This offer is available until 30th April 2020, excluding 14-15th Feb, March 22nd, 10th - 13th April 2020.


One night bed & breakfast including our fabulous five-course  tasting menu from just £215.

Two nights' bed & breakfast with five - course tasting menu on one evening of your choice from just £305.

Three nights' bed & breakfast with five course tasting menu on one evening of your choice, from just £395.

Subject to availability. Rates shown are per room and based on two adults sharing a Classic double or twin room. This offer is available between the 3rd Jan- 30th April 2020 (excluding 14th & 15th February, 22nd March and 10th -13th April 2020.) A £10 supplement per room per night is applied to stays on a Friday and Saturday. Upgrade to a larger room / suite for £20 per room per night. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.