Wild ponies

Wild Ponies grazing near waters edge

Wild ponies roam across many areas of the country, including lots of National Trust special places. If you're looking for tips on where to discover wild ponies then look no further, we've got it covered.

Although ponies may appear docile you should always track these animals from a distance.

Murlough National Nature Reserve Exmoor pony

Dartmoor and Exmoor ponies 

Dartmoor and Exmoor ponies live in Devon, but you can also spot them on the White Cliffs of Dover and the Murlough National Nature Reserve in Northern Ireland.

Wild ponies grazing, Snowdonia

Carneddau ponies 

Taking their name from the mountains in Snowdonia where they roam, you can also find Carneddau ponies grazing in Alderley Edge, Cheshire.

Shetland ponies grazing on the Dodman in Cornwall

Welsh mountain ponies 

Despite their name, you can find Welsh mountain ponies on the coast near Stackpole in Pembrokeshire, and at the Long Mynd in Shropshire as well as in the Brecon Beacons.

Wicken Fen - Konik ponies

Konik ponies 

Wicken Fen is home to the beautiful Konik ponies who help by grazing the scrub, stopping the wetlands from turning into woodland.

'The Konik ponies are quite a primitive breed and there are a few unusual things about them. You can see on the back of their legs they have zebra stripes. Along their back is a thin stripe and their mane is both blonde and dark.'
- Carol Laidlaw, Grazing Warden