Haytor and Saddle Tor

This was a chance to get out with the boys in some unseasonal weather around Haytor. There are plenty of tors in this area and we visited 8 in a short walk, plus a welcome ice cream. I’m not a fan of very busy tors and areas, however Haytor is a fabulous outcrop, come early in the morning for a great experience on some fantastic granite. This whole area was pretty busy with plenty of people about, unfortunately I’d only taken my phone with me so the photos aren’t great but I will be back soon as the bluebells will be out over on Holwell Lawn which is always worth seeing.

Start – Haytor parking
Route – Saddle TorFitches HoltEmsworthy RocksLittle EmsworthyLittle Holwell TorHolwall TorHaytorPinchaford Ball – Haytor parking
Distance – 3.5 miles    Start time – 2.30pm    Time taken – 2hrs  Highest Point – Haytor 454 metres
Weather – Very sunny and quite warm

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Starting out and a look across to Chinkwell Tor. Some lovely blue skies and pretty much t shirt weather

The posers with Haytor behind. We are on Saddle Tor at this point

Emsworthy Rocks over there. Plenty of Dartmoor fields and tors beyond. Hameldown is back left in the haze

Fitches Holt or a giant chair. You decide.

Emsworthy Rocks just over there from Fitches Holt. Chinkwell Tor and Hameldown in the distance

Haytor is an ever present from these parts. We walk through Emsworthy Rocks on the way to Little Emsworthy

Hound Tor from Little Emsworthy

Now at Little Holwell Tor, Little Emsworthy can be seen down there (the darker outline tor on the hillside)

Emsworthy Rocks from Little Holwell Tor. Rippon Tor is behind in the haze.

The outcrops of Holwell Tor

The boys are off to Haytor as I linger on Holwell Tor

You’d think they’d be more happy to be here!! To be fair to them they were pretty wow’d by the drops off Haytor

The phone camera isn’t doing the view any favours. Its a great view from the most popular tor on the moor

Pinchford Ball via the ice cream van!!

Views to Teignmouth from up here. All be it hazy ones.

Pinchford Ball and heading back to the car. The back of Haytor in view

The B3387 below our boots and looking to Bag Tor as we head to the car after a fine walk


2 thoughts on “Haytor and Saddle Tor

  1. As I don’t visit very often I have to say I love Haytor despite the crowds. I’d like head back on a warm summer day as my guide book tells me there is wild swimming potential in the quarry on the north side. I’m sure your boys loved scrambling about on Haytor itself

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