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Haytor Popular Walks in search of a lost village
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 Haytor & Quarry Haytor 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
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
  
Difficulty
starting PointStart : Car Park nr Information Centre

This very dramatic,pleasant and fairly easy 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.

 

time:
1 hr 30 mins
terrain:
tracks bridle,footpaths
country lanes
main roads
0 %
2%
altitude range
268 - 429 m
quality of track
***

Walk 1

 

 Walks near Haytor:
   
Bowermans Nose
Enjoy spectacular views from this magical place where a hunter with his pack of hounds (Hound Tor) were turned to stone!
  
Lustleigh
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!
   
 Liverton 
Great walks from a quiet village on the edge of Dartmoor following part of the Dartmoor Way.
   
Dartmoor Walks
Carefully selected walks with easy car access!
   

Walk 2 Haytor and Hound Tor (4.9 miles)

Hound Tor
  
Difficulty
  
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