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Haytor Best Walks

in search of a lost village
1 hour walks
Select Your WalkWalk 1 (3.4 miles)Walk 2 (4.9 miles)
 Haytor & Quarry Haytor and Hound Tor

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

  • Take the (in places narrow) B3387 from Bovey Tracey
  • SATNAV Postcode:TQ13 9XT
parking(donation) Car Park next to Information Centre
Point of InterestWhat to explore?
  • Old tramway with granite tracks
  • Quarry producing stone for London
  • Start of Templer Way
PubThe Rock
toiletsNational Park Visitor Centre near Car Park

Walk 1 Haytor & Quarry (3.4 miles)

tramway to Haytor


starting PointStart : Car Park nr Information Centre

This very dramatic, pleasant and fairly easy walk.

The Walk

A From 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.


1 hr 30 mins
tracks bridle/ footpaths
country lanes
main roads
0 %
altitude range
268 - 429 m
quality of track

Map of Walk 1


 Walks near Haytor
 Emsworthy Mire
Two easy walks through this stunning nature reserve known for its magnificent display of bluebells
 Bowermans Nose
Enjoy spectacular views from this magical place where a hunter with his pack of hounds (Hound Tor) were turned to stone!
 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!
 New Bridge
Explore a most idyllic and romantic landscape and enjoy a paddle in the Dart or a picnic nearby!
Delightful walks from a very picturesque village into a most unspoilt and dramatic part of Devon
 Dartmoor Walks
Carefully selected walks with easy car access!

Walk 2 Haytor and Hound Tor (4.9 miles)

Hound Tor


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

Map of Walk 2