Haytor Circular Walk, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Haytor Circular Walk, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

If possible, we'd recommend this walk on a bright autumn day (say, early October). The colours are exceptional. That said, we've walked it every month of the year and it's gorgeous any time the weather's behaving.

Use the Ordnance Survey OL28 Dartmoor map to help plan your walk in tandem with our Google maps and photographs.

There are numerous parking places on the road that runs from Haytor Vale to Widecombe in the Moor. This gives you an idea as to how popular the area is so be prepared for lots of people in school holidays or on bank holiday weekends. Try the walk during the week if your time's flexible.

Begin at one of the two car parks by Saddle Tor.

Walk to the top of Saddle Tor before following one of the tracks which cut across the disused quarries and tramways to Holwell Tor. The views here are stunning, especially north and north west to Lustleigh Cleave and Hound Tor (East Dartmoor).

From Holwell Tor, head east on the disused tramway (which becomes the beginning/end of the Templer Way) and then loop around Haytor Quarries to Haytor Rocks. From there, it's an easy walk back to the car parks on either side of Saddle Tor.