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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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Stunning scenery, lots of walking routes, great Info Centre

Have visited Haytor on many occasions whilst staying in Devon. Found about 4 miles from Bovey... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Arundel, United Kingdom
A spectacular day.

This isn't specifically about the visitor centre, though I did call in there. While staying in... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Leeds, 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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Haytor Lower Car Park, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 9XT, England
+44 1364 661520
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank OutnAbout007
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
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
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
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
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Parked at the visitors centre although if this car park is full there are places to park a little further on. Loved being able to do a circular walk of a few tors without needing a map as there are easy paths to follow with...More

1  Thank Helen L
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Located atop the moors about 4 miles from Bovey Tracy, the visitor centre is definitely worth stopping at on entering the moors. Parking is available, both at the visitor centre and closer to the rocks. In the visitor centre the staff are excellent, with lots...More

1  Thank Gla_Rangers
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Best done early when there's not too many people climbing over the stones. Excellent views across Dartmoor from the top there is parking by the visitor centre ( where you'll find a WC ) but if busy plenty of other parking spaces further up. Also...More

1  Thank Nigel M
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We visited yesterday and sat looking out at the amazing views. I have been coming here for years with my family and have continued to visit in my adult life. It's the perfect place to switch off and admire the scenery. I really enjoy the...More

1  Thank Anna R
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Haytor is a wonderful short walk, views are wonderful. We arrived for a day on the moor after a very frustrating drive from Brixham. One thing I wish we had known before, one of the staff at the visitor centre said 'Never use a sat...More

1  Thank canadiangardener
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12 August 2015|
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