Choose from a range of places to stay, including Ilsington Country House Hotel, near Haytor Vale. Perfect location to explore the east of Dartmoor National Park including Haytor Rocks and Widecombe in the Moor.
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Haytor Quarries, Devon

Located in Haytor Vale, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

By Haytor Rocks in the eastern section of Dartmoor National Park, these quarries supplied the granite from which London Bridge was made. A Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), the quarries were worked from 1820 fo...

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Haytor Rocks

Located in Haytor Vale, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Having lived in Dartmoor National Park for years, we'd argue that this is its most well known tor. Partly owing to its distinctive shape, partly owing to its location on the eastern fringe of the Park close to South Devo...

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Haytor Down, Devon

Located in Haytor Vale, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

One of Dartmoor's most popular areas, Haytor Down is towards the eastern boundary of the National Park. It's easily accessible from the gateway town of Bovey Tracey which is close to the A38, a major Devon road. In sun,...

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Haytor Granite Tramway, Devon

Located in Haytor Vale, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

In addition to its extreme natural beauty, the area around Haytor Rocks in the east of Dartmoor National Park is also historically fascinating. The location of former quarries, granite rock from the area was used to buil...

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Smallacombe Rocks, Devon

Located in Haytor Vale, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

A rocky outcrop below Haytor Down in the eastern section of Dartmoor National Park. We'd particularly recommend exploring the area in Autumn. The colour of the bracken and trees with Houndtor Wood and Lustleigh Cleave ar...

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Holwell Quarries, Devon

Located in Haytor Vale, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Explore Haytor Down and you'll come across granite tramways. These were used to transport granite from the moors down to the Devon coast where it was then shipped to destinations such as London. Clearly, the granite need...

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Holwell Tor, Devon

Located in Haytor Vale, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

As pointed out in our Haytor Rocks listing, the area around Haytor Vale and the B3387 in the eastern section of Dartmoor National Park is exceedingly popular. One way to explore the beauty of this area without excessive...

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Holwell Quarries Hut, Devon

Located in Haytor Vale, Devon, South West England, England

Approximately 1.0 miles away.

Holwell Tor is a scatter of granite on the western flank of Haytor Down as it dips to Becka Brook in Holwell Valley. There are quarries blasted from the north and west faces of the tor. During the blasting process, quarr...

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Saddle Tor

Located in Widecombe in the Moor, Devon, South West England, England

Approximately 1.0 miles away.

An accessible and popular tor close to Haytor Rocks just off the B3387 running through east Dartmoor National Park. There's plenty of parking in the immediate area, specifically two car parks on the east and south west f...

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Black Hill seen from Hayne Down.  Haytor Rocks to the right.

Located in Haytor Vale, Devon, South West England, England

Approximately 1.1 miles away.

412 metres above sea level, Black Hill provides exquisite views across the eastern section of Dartmoor National Park and east to the Devon coast and the The English Riviera. Haytor Rocks, Hound Tor (East Dartmoor), Hayne...

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Holwell Valley, Devon

Located in Haytor Vale, Devon, South West England, England

Approximately 1.2 miles away.

Becka Brook cuts a valley between Haytor Down to the east and Holwell Down and Holwell Lawn to the west. Whilst the valley isn't officially named on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map, we refer to it as Hol...

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Ilsington St Michael's Church Lych Gate, Devon

Located in Ilsington, Devon, South West England, England

Approximately 1.4 miles away.

Unusual lych gate above which is a building that was once used as a schoolroom. To the south west of Ilsington St Michael's Church, just off the road that passes through the village towards The Carpenters Arms pub, the l...

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Ilsington Manor House (Remains), Devon

Located in Ilsington, Devon, South West England, England

Approximately 1.4 miles away.

In the north east corner of Ilsington St Michael's churchyard, across the road from the local school, are the partial remains of the old manor house and an information board that outlines its history. It begins: 'Ilsingt...

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Ilsington St Michael's Church, Devon

Located in Ilsington, Devon, South West England, England

Approximately 1.4 miles away.

The building we see today mostly dates from the fifteenth century but, as is the case with many churches in the UK, it was constructed on the site of an older place of worship. Take time to read the information boards wi...

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Holwell Lawn, Devon

Located in Manaton, Devon, South West England, England

Approximately 1.4 miles away.

Holwell Lawn is a cross country horse riding course owned by the local Pony Club. It's also the setting for one of Dartmoor National Park's finest bluebell walks. On the southern flank of Houndtor Down, close to both Hou...

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Greator Rocks, Devon

Located in Manaton, Devon, South West England, England

Approximately 1.4 miles away.

Located on the fringe of Houndtor Down, close to Hound Tor Medieval Settlement, Greator Rocks provide superb views of this eastern section of Dartmoor National Park, especially south east towards Haytor Rocks. We'd recom...

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Rippon Tor (behind :-) )

Located in Widecombe in the Moor, Devon, South West England, England

Approximately 1.5 miles away.

At 473 metres, Rippon Tor is one of the highest summits in the east of Dartmoor National Park. Close to Haytor Rocks and Saddle Tor, Rippon Tor's located in a very popular area but, in our experience of researching the m...

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Hound Tor Medieval Settlement, Devon

Located in Manaton, Devon, South West England, England

Approximately 1.6 miles away.

To the east of Hound Tor (East Dartmoor), near Greator Rocks, are the remains of Hound Tor Medieval Settlement. The site was most probably deserted owing to the 'Black Death' (1348-1350) although others point to climate...

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East Dartmoor Woods and Heaths National Nature Reserve, Devon

Located in Bovey Tracey, Devon, South West England, England

Approximately 1.6 miles away.

365 hectare National Nature Reserve in the east of Dartmoor National Park. Includes Yarner Woods, Trendlebere Down and the Bovey Valley Woodlands. 'Trendlebere Down is part of the 365 hectare East Dartmoor Woods & Heaths...

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