"The Quarry" Top 5 Page for this destination Dartmoor National Park Off The Beaten Path Tip by freya_heaven

  Derek & I, Hay Tor Quarry
by freya_heaven
 
 

Just behind Haytor on the south of Dartmoor, is this gorgeous hidden little granite quarry, bits of rusted equipment dotted around which adds a "days gone by" atmosphere. There is also a small lake in the centre of the quarry, which was frozen over on the occassion we visited in the photo.

I don't think too many people know about this place, I have never seen anyone else here. There used to be a carved granite tramway track opened in 1820, to here to Stover Canal at Ventiford 10 miles away to transport the granite. It is still possible today to see the track shapes leading away from the quarry.

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  • Updated Dec 22, 2004
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