Favourite Devon Walks
  Haytor Popular Walks
2 Popular Walks
tramway to Haytor Tramway to Haytor
  
Walk 1 Haytor & Quarry
 3.4 miles (1h 30)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)
Walk 2 Haytor & Hound Tor
 4.9 miles (2 hours)
 difficulty 4/4 (challenging)
Nearby 
 

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

 

   
parking Take the (in places narrow) B3387 from Bovey Tracey

 

parking (donation) Car Park next to Information Centre

 

Point of Interest What to explore

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

Pub The Rock
toilets National Park Visitor Centre near Car Park
 
 
Walk 1
Haytor & Quarry (3.4 miles)
 MAP
   
Difficulty
starting Point Start : Car Park nr Information Centre
haytor quarry
Haytor Quarry

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.

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 2
Haytor & Hound Tor (4.9 miles)
  MAP
Hound Tor
Hound Tor
   
Difficulty
   
starting Point Start : 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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