Haytor Quarry, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Haytor Quarry, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

One of a number of quarries on the moorland around Haytor Rocks. Granite was quarried here in the 18th and 19th centuries. A granite tramway was built in 1820 to transport the granite down to Stover Canal. From there, quarried granite was taken by water to the Teign Estuary and Teignmouth.

Granite from Haytor Quarry was used in London Bridge.

Today, you can wander into the disused quarry. It's an atmospheric place with a pool of water but less impressive than Foggintor Quarries over by Princetown.

We've positioned Haytor Quarry on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. To visit, head for the car parking areas along the road by the Haytor National Park Visitor Centre. Wander across to the quarry. There's another car park on the skinny moorland road that runs north from Haytor Vale. It's fun to walk in from there as well. Last, you can follow the Haytor Granite Tramway up to Haytor Quarry.