184.Walking on Dartmoor Walking on Dartmoor in Devon From Haytor

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 Peter Thomson
Hidden but close to the north of Haytor Rocks are these flooded quarries These waters are deep and not safe for swimming. Peter Thomson
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. Peter Thomson
We took the right fork, heading for the path to Holwell Lawn Looking over Becks Brook towards Greator Rocks Peter Thomson
Crossing Becks Brook on a fallen tree (We didn't have to, the water is shallow) Peter Thomson
Holwell Lawn is a carpet of bluebells in spring Peter Thomson
Looking back from Holwell lawn at the granite quarries and the start of the granite railway, with haytor in the distance Peter Thomson
Continuing west to Bonehill Rocks Peter Thomson
Then back over Top Tor -looking back at Haytor Peter Thomson
Looking down the valley over Holwell from Hemsworthy gate Peter Thomson
Hound Tor, on the left, seen from the approach to Saddle Tor Peter Thomson