Paul’s Haytor Hop – Saturday 20th July

15 walkers met at the Haytor visitor centre for the 6.5 mile circular walk to Emsworthy mire.

We walked along the tramway, part of the Templer Way, skirting Haytor and the old quarry works before ascending Saddle Tor for coffee, with a stunning view of Emsworthy and Hound Tor.

Descending into the mire, we took the circular path, stopping for lunch in the mire before the return walk  (with one unplanned detour up another hill!).

Climbing steeply towards the ridge of Saddle Tor, we then skirted the Tor to take the roadside path back to the Haytor  Visitor Information Centre and the Hoppa bus back to Newton.

Paul S