National Park Visitor Centre - Haytor

National Park Visitor Centre - Haytor

National Park Visitor Centre - Haytor
4.5
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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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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lou1232013
somerset411 contributions
Mar 2023
This is a lovely amenity with toilets and ample parking, although there is more parking travelling west where you can also walk up to the lovely Haytor and admire the views. There is no cafe but the hotel behind it offers food and drinks
Written March 13, 2023
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C M
Southampton, UK146 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Driving virtually across Dartmoor stopping at Widecombe for lunch at The Old Inn . Highly recommended. Food excellent . Service excellent . Staff excellent . Then visited church and village between rain . On to Dartmeet and back to Plymton via the Hoe and Beatles memorial. Great day out in Autumn
Written November 8, 2022
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Paul B
Lower Peover, UK3 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
The walk and surrounding area was magnificent, don't go from the visitors centre but from the car park near the Saddle Back tor, then walk onto Haytor tor. Visitors Centre is great and you can get a take out coffee tea etc at the hotel next door, 100 metre walk.
Written October 28, 2022
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karenfoye28
Worcester, UK49 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
We called at the Visitor Centre to see if we could fit in a decent walk on our way home from the coast. There is an excellent chap at the Visitors Centre. He’s called Andy and he took time to listen to what we were after and suggested a six mile walk which was absolutely great. We were impressed that he noted we had walking boots on. A guide who is friendly, approachable, and who clearly considered are needs and safety, What more can you ask for? Andy, you are much appreciated. Brilliant.
Written October 20, 2022
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sheepygold
london5,325 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
We parked here whilst walking to Hay Tor which takes about 15 minutes each way. The shop is small but very useful with some nice gifts. There are toilets but for a drink you need to walk to a nearby inn.
Written August 8, 2022
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James A
676 contributions
Jun 2022
we were on our way to Cornwall and stopped and the visitors centre car park to go for a walk around Haytor. The hill up to the top is steep and we saw some lovely ponies grazing. The view from the top is amazing, we did a walk around 4/5 miles around venturing into the two quarries. it is a beautiful place to visit and walk. Please go to the quarry with the pond it is very beautiful and please remember to take your rubbish home!
Written June 13, 2022
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FairCityFrasie
Perth, UK2,091 contributions
Aug 2021
We visited Haytor Rosks and then Buckland Beacon (only a short drive or long walk between them), giving us fine views across this part of Dartmoor and down into the Dart Valley. These Tors are well served by car parking facilities (fee payable at the parking meters). Great to clamber over the summit rocks and of special interest were the 10 Commandments inscribed on the rocks at Buckland Beacon - a legacy of one man's celebration of the rejection (twice, in 1927 and 1928) by Parliament of the Bill to adopt a new Book of Common Prayer. Haytor and Buckland Beacon - two little gems.
Written November 7, 2021
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PapaUrq1961
Portsmouth, UK102 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
This is a naturally beautiful place with a rugged dimension. The steep clump and then a scramble on the rock to get to the high point where you enjoy fantastic views.
Written September 11, 2021
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sunworshipersunited
Chichester, UK211 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
A fabulous trip in glorious Devon sunshine to Haytor.

£1 to park for up to 3hours.

An easy walk to the top amongst the sheep and ponies.

Lovely climbing opportunities for all abilities on the tor itself.

Views to die for!
Written August 12, 2021
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ChefCliveM
London, UK2,087 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
I used to come here with my parents I’ve 50 years ago and as you can imagine, nothing has changed. The rock is the rock, the heather the heather qnd the ponies the ponies. Only that there is a 40 mph speed limit throughout the whole national park - visitors PLEASE stick to this and avoid road kill! A great view from the top qnd well worth the climb. Car park at the bottom for a quid.
Written July 17, 2021
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