Walking on Dartmoor : Walking on Dartmoor in Devon From Haytor


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The views from here can be tremendous - here looking out over Ilsington, the clay pits, Kingsteignton, The Teign estuary, with Teignmouth in the dip in the coastal cliffs


img-3811.jpg  These waters are deep and not safe for swimming.

Hidden but close to the north of Haytor Rocks are these flooded quarries

These waters are deep and not safe for swimming.


img-3813.jpg  Both branches end in quarries. In the opposite direction the tramway runs down to meet the canal that took the granite blocks down to the Teign Estuary. That path is signed as the Templer Way.

One branch of the granite railway runs from that quarry, but the tramway is better preserved further west

Both branches end in quarries. In the opposite direction the tramway runs down to meet the canal that took the granite blocks down to the Teign Estuary. That path is signed as the Templer Way.


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We took the right fork, heading for the path to Holwell Lawn Looking over Becks Brook towards Greator Rocks


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Crossing Becks Brook on a fallen tree (We didn't have to, the water is shallow)


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Holwell Lawn is a carpet of bluebells in spring


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Looking back from Holwell lawn at the granite quarries and the start of the granite railway, with haytor in the distance


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Continuing west to Bonehill Rocks


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Then back over Top Tor -looking back at Haytor


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Looking down the valley over Holwell from Hemsworthy gate


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Hound Tor, on the left, seen from the approach to Saddle Tor