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National Park Visitor Centre - Haytor

Haytor Lower Car Park, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 9XT, England
+44 1364 661520
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Scenery.

When we finally got to the rocks it was like we where on top of the world. Fantastic views!!! Well... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Simon E
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A Must See for Devon visitors

We frequently go to Haytor for fresh air and envigoration. We usually watch out for good weather... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2018
Andrew T
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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National Park Visitor Centre, Haytor is staffed by knowledgeable local people who will be pleased to help you with your visit to the area. There is an extensive range of maps, guide books and publications about Dartmoor available at the Information Centre. There is also a range of useful items for the outdoor enthusiast and a variety of gifts, stationery and local products that are available to purchase. Haytor is easily accessed from the A38. The road winds steeply up from Bovey Tracey but once on the moor the spectacular view of Haytor is not to be missed. There are good car parks in this area and toilet facilities are available next to the Visitor Centre. There are a variety of both short and longer walks with lots of local interest and the centre staff will be pleased to help you plan a suitable route. The popular village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor is also only a short drive away.
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“old quarry” (4 reviews)
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Haytor Lower Car Park, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 9XT, England
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+44 1364 661520
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"dartmoor ponies"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we finally got to the rocks it was like we where on top of the world. Fantastic views!!! Well worth the walk/climb to get there. A good few hours can be lost here just soaking up the sights.

Thank Simon E
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

We frequently go to Haytor for fresh air and envigoration. We usually watch out for good weather without too much wind. The visitor centre is excellent. Clean, cheerful, informative. The books and pamphlets we have were bought from there and of course the refreshments are...More

Thank Andrew T
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Plenty of parking,info centre has plenty of guides, maps and staff to help.toilets and mobile cafe on site.Easy walk up Haytor from here, further parking up the hill and other walking routes. Dartmoor ponies .

Thank Martin W
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

Beautiful place. A bit of a menace too when you are susceptable to it. It would be a marvelous place to shoot a film in which superstition plays an important role.

1  Thank PieterBolinder
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

I absolutely love Dartmoor. A stunning national park where you come across wild ponies in the middle of the road. A truly beautiful place.

Thank Greg A
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Have visited Haytor on many occasions whilst staying in Devon. Found about 4 miles from Bovey Tracey, accessed by car or bus. Car parking at the Visitor Centre at the foot of Haytor or a little further along the road. Toilets immaculate at the main...More

1  Thank OutnAbout007
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

This isn't specifically about the visitor centre, though I did call in there. While staying in Torquay I wanted to see as much of Dartmoor as possible; public transport is limited, I'm slightly disabled and I don't drive, so the more active ways of enjoying...More

Thank vjsjean
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

The small car park and visitors centre is a must if you need local information. There is an extensive selection of maps and guides, along with leaflets for attractions in the area. The knowledgeable staff are happy to assist. There are public toilets the other...More

Thank Richard R
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

We went on to Hayton National Park in the Dartmore peat bogs. The area covers 368 square miles within vast rolling hills; inhabited by Wild Ponies / Sheep / Deer / Black and white huge belted Galloway (Orio cookie) cows. The entire area is open...More

Thank Tommy599
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Visited Haytor and the surrounding tors, walked an approximateley 4 mile trek nearby with kids and dogs. Planned a longer walk but unfortunately kids got tired. Anyway I still upload the circular walk we were planning to do, maybe will be useful for someone else...More

1  Thank Diána H
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Americanindianspirit
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Response from Richard D | Property representative |
We've not had anyone mention to us that they have had a time slip experience. However, Dartmoor and Haytor are often seen as having 'mystical' properties and certainly there are many people who believe in the power of Ley... More
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