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Haytor Popular Walks in search of a lost village
Parke Estate
1 hour walks
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 Haytor & Quarry Hayor and Hound Tor

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

parkingTake the (in places narrow) B3387 from Bovey Tracey
Point of InterestOld tramway with granite tracks
Quarry producing stone for London
Start of Templer Way
Point of InterestThe Rock
parkingNational Park Visitor Centre near Car Park
parking(donation) Car Park next to Information Centre

Walk 1 Haytor & Quarry (3.4 miles)

tramway to Haytor
starting PointStart : Car Park nr Information Centre

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.


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Walk 1


 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
 New Bridge
Explore a most idyllic and romantic landscape and enjoy a paddle in the Dart or a picnic nearby!
  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!


length: 3.4 miles
1 hr 30 mins
tracks bridle,footpaths
country lanes
main roads
0 %
altitude range
268 - 429 m
quality of track
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Walk 2 Hayor and Hound Tor (4.9 miles)

starting PointStart : Car Park nr Information Centre

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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Hay Tor and Hound Tor

Walk 2