Smallacombe Rocks, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Smallacombe Rocks, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Haytor Rocks is arguably Dartmoor's most famous and visited tor. It's located on Haytor Down which is home to a large number of other rocky outcrops. Saddle Tor is close to the B3387 and its car parking areas and always seems to have people wandering over and around it. Holwell Tor is frequently visited. A little further away, and less well known, are Smallacombe Rocks providing top views of Hound Tor and English Heritage's Hound Tor Abandoned Medieval Settlement.

We've positioned Smallacombe Rocks on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see their location.

To visit for the first time, we'd recommend walking over from the car parking areas by Haytor Rocks. Very obvious paths run across the moor to Smallacombe Rocks. One of these paths is marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map from Haytor Quarries but there are more on the ground.

Smallacombe Rocks are part of a gorgeous circular walk that takes in both Haytor Down and Houndtor Down.

You can also wander up to Smallacombe Rocks via Black Hill from the car parking area on Trendlebere Down. In addition, it's fun to wander in from the car park at Manaton. Follow the path marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map over Hayne Down to the skinny road that leads to Swallerton Gate and Hound Tor. Drop down to English Heritage's Hound Tor Abandoned Medieval Settlement and the clapper bridge that spans Becka Brook. A path rises steeply to Smallacombe. Return via Leighon to Hayne Cross and Manaton. Refer to the Ordnance Survey map for detail.