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Haytor in search of a lost village
Parke Estate
1 hour walks

There is much more to Haytor than a steep climb to the Tor and back again!

Point of Interest

Old tramway with granite tracks
Quarry producing stone for London
Start of Templer Way

tramway to Haytor

Walk 1 Haytor & Quarry (3.4 miles)

A This very dramatic,pleasant and fairly easy walk starts at the Car Park; it follows a small track on left of the Bovey Tracey road to a turn off into the village of Haytor Vale.

B Follow signs to the Rock.

C About 100m before the pub the walk bears left into a bridlepath.

D After a while you join the Templer Way towards Haytor.and a old tramway to the quarry. Along here stones were transported to build the arches of London Bridge and the steps to the British Museum.

E You almost seem to be heading towards a forgotten settlement surrounding the majestic Tor.

haytor quarry

F The quarry resembles a nature reserve with water lilies gracing its pools.

G From here the climb to Haytor (454 m) is steady crossing a most dramatic landscape with spectacular views all around.

There is one steep descent.


(donation) Car Park next to Information Centre

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3.4 miles
1 hr 30 mins
tracks bridle,footpaths
country lanes
main roads
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altitude range
268 - 429 m
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Walk 2 Hayor and Hound Tor (4.9 miles)


Quite a strenuous but rewarding walk ideal for a sunny day!

It includes several climbs and descents combining three Tors :

Haytor ,Holwel Tor and Hound Tor

Hound Tor,the one looking perhaps like a pack of hounds,offers magnificent views and overlooks the remains of a deserted medieval village.

A good place for a picnic as it is exactly half way.

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Walk 1

Hay Tor and Hound Tor

Walk 2

 Walks near Haytor:
 Bovey Tracey
This popular and fairly easy walk follows well maintained footpaths through the beautiful Parke estate,near Bovey Tracey,now belonging to the National Trust.
Delightful walks from a very picturesque village into a most unspoilt and dramatic part of Devon
An invigorating but most enjoyable walk from Lustleigh to Manaton & Hunter's Tor following mainly public footpaths.
  Widecombe in the Moor
 Two walks from Uncle Tom Cobley's village with extensive views exploring Tors ,gift and tea shops and perhaps a pub!
 Dartmoor Walks
Carefully selected walks with easy car access!