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Haytor in search of a lost village
Parke Estate
1 hour walks
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There is much more to Haytor than a steep climb to the Tor and back again!

tramway to Haytor

Walk 1 (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.

Point of Interest

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


(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.
 Dartmoor Walks
Carefully selected walks with easy car access!