Dartmoor has a fascinating industrial past and its myriad disused quarries are some of the clearest evidence. Just to the east of the phenomenal Haytor Rocks, lies Haytor Quarry. Part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest, this quarry is quite difficult to find, as it’s tucked away well out of sight if you’re just rambling about. The granite removed from the quarry was transported on the granite tramway which ran from Haytor, through the enormous Stover family estate to be taken to the Channel via the Stover canal and shipped.The quarry also resides in an area with plenty of evidence of ancient human habitation, with Bronze Age hut circles dotted around the immediate region.
December 17, 2020
Haytor quarry is a hidden gem tucked away not far from Haytor Rocks itself. A beautiful area of water with high walls all around that protect from the wind make this a perfect rest or picnic spot.
Lots of points of interest for people interested in the ways of old, with the Haytor to Teignmouth horse drawn bridle way close by also.
May 30, 2020
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