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Chinkwell Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Chinkwell Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Chinkwell is a very easily accessible tor overlooking the popular village Widecombe-in-the-Moor. The tor provides spectacular views over the eastern section of Dartmoor National Park including Hound Tor and Haytor Rocks. Hamel Down dominates to the west. Chinkwell Tor is one of four rocky outcrop...

Honeybag, Chinkwell & Bell Tors Circular Walk, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Honeybag, Chinkwell & Bell Tors Circular Walk, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Start at one of the car parking areas by Bonehill Rocks. These are not marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map but are clearly visible on Google's satellite imagery. Follow the track that runs around the western flank of Bonehill Down. There are super views back down the East W...

Smallacombe Rocks, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Smallacombe Rocks, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

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 vis...

Haytor Granite Tramway, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Haytor Granite Tramway, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Up on Haytor Down, near Haytor Quarry, is a big lump of granite into which are carved the words Templer Way Haytor - Teignmouth. The Templer Way is a modern recreation trail following the route of the old Haytor Granite Tramway on which granite was transported from the high moor down to the...

Honeybag Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Honeybag Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Honeybag Tor is the northernmost rocky outcrop in a line of tors running roughly north/south on Bonehill Down. Located close to Widecombe-in-the-Moor and separated from the vast bulk of Hamel Down by the East Webburn River Valley, Honeybag Tor is 445 metres above sea level and provides magnificent v...

Haytor Circular Walk, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Haytor Circular Walk, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

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...

Haytor Rocks to Hound Tor Circular Walk, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Haytor Rocks to Hound Tor Circular Walk, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Haytor Rocks and Hound Tor (East Dartmoor) are two of the most popular and visited tors in Dartmoor National Park. Haytor Rocks is located on Haytor Down. Hound Tor is located on Houndtor Down. Becka Brook divides them. A new granite footbridge and a much older clapper bridge span the brook and enab...

East Webburn River Valley, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

East Webburn River Valley, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Widecombe-in-the-Moor is located towards the middle of the East Webburn River Valley. As a consequence, the valley is one of the most visited in the National Park. The upper section of the valley is dominated by Hamel Down. The lower section is heavily wooded where the East Webburn River meets th...

Emsworthy Local Nature Reserve, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Emsworthy Local Nature Reserve, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Nature Emsworthy Local Nature Reserve sits below Haytor Down in the eastern section of Dartmoor National Park. It's very easily accessible and is known for its Spring bluebell showing and cuckoos. We've positioned Emsworthy Local Nature Reserve on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite'...

Haytor Quarry, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Haytor Quarry, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

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. Granit...

Black Hill (East Dartmoor), Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Black Hill (East Dartmoor), Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

For a National Park with a reputation for being bleak, it's unsurprising that there are a couple of Black Hills on Dartmoor. The remote, rough-cut Black Hill on the north plateau is covered with a thick layer of peat and deserves its name. The Black Hill near Manaton, Lustleigh and Bovey Tracey...

Hole Rock, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Hole Rock, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Between the cairn on Black Hill and Smallacombe Rocks are a number of rocky outcrops running from the flat top of the hill down the flank of moorland towards a public footpath and then Becka Brook. These rocky outcrops are marked Hole Rock on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. The...

Saddle Tor, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Saddle Tor, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Some Dartmoor tors are difficult to get to. Fur Tor, said to be the most remote spot in Dartmoor National Park, is a fine example. Other tors are exceptionally easy to get to. Saddle Tor is probably the best example. Located by the B3387 road that runs between Haytor Vale and Widecombe-in-the-Moo...

Haytor Rocks, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Haytor Rocks, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Tor/walking Haytor Rocks is probably Dartmoor National Park's most famous tor. Owing to its location on the eastern fringe of Dartmoor above populated areas such as The English Riviera, it can get exceptionally busy on the rocks during the summer months, on long bank holiday weekends or after sno...

Top Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Top Tor, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Top Tor is a scatter of rocky outcrops, as the name suggests, at the top of Blackslade Down. 432m above sea level, it offers fine views of Widecombe-in-the-Moor and Haytor Rocks. As is the case with many tors in the eastern section of Dartmoor National Park, Top Tor is easily accessible so you...