Templer Way

The Templer Way is an 18 mile path from Haytor on Dartmoor to Teignmouth on the Devon coast. The Templer is now a long distance walking route which follows the the Haytor Tramway sections on Dartmoor before it changed to the Stover Canal near Newton Abbot and made its way to the sea. The reason for this construction was to carry the granite from the moor to be sailed to London to build the likes of London Bridge and Nelson’s Column. This page is concentrating on the Dartmoor section of the Haytor Tramway, however if you wish to walk the full 18 miles, beware that the sections after Newton Abbot, around the Teign estuary, can only be walked a couple of hours either side of low tide. Some sections will also be re-routed when they cross private land if needed. The Templer Way was named after the Templer family who built the tramway and canal.

The section of the Templer Way heading into Yarner Wood
Yarner Wood
And the info board
Near to Haytor, the Tramway and Templer Way
Holwell Tor and the track splits to serve the quarries