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Haytor Quarry

A leisurely walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in national park Dartmoor in Devon, England, about 4.50km (2.80 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 1:30h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 142m (465ft)
Descent 123m (403ft)
Max. Elevation 430m (1410ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 265m (868ft)
Start & End
Distance 4.50km
Duration ~1:30h
Ordnance Survey Map
Created by bjennymoore on 21 Dec 2010
This is a walk around the old quarries of Haytor, following the routes of the old tram tracks: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haytor_Granite_Tramway From Haytor Tourist Information car park, cross the road and go right of the Tor. Go through gate to old disused granite quarry, come back out and carry on to the right of the quarry and follow the concrete tramway in various directions. Buses don't run to Haytor Vale every day, but between April and October you can use the Haytor Hoppa (www.dartmoor-npa.gov.uk/ - search for 'Haytor Hoppa')  

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Walk Map

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Start in Haytor Vale, just outside the National Park border.
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The Templer Way follows the old disused tramway on to Haytor Down and towards the quarries.
About 0.61 km (~0.38 miles) from
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Follow the course of the tram, which used to ferry the rocks from Haytor Rocks down to the village below.
About 1.45 km (~0.9 miles) from
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Head up to the rocks to see the source. Well worth some time spent playing on the rocks.
About 0.53 km (~0.33 miles) from
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On your way back to the Templer Way, you pass one of the old disused quarries.
About 0.52 km (~0.32 miles) from
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Retrace your steps back to the village.
About 0.79 km (~0.49 miles) from
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Back to the village for the bus home.
About 0.30 km (~0.19 miles) from

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