If you can work your itinerary to stay here for the night, then we recommend that you do it. The tiny hamlet of Haytor is high on the moor at around 450m and is the last habitation for some miles. Dominated by the two huge granite Hay Tor rocks, these are only a short wander from the accommodation so if you stay up here you can head out to look at the stars from their base after a fine meal in the Moorland Hotel.
With the Granite Tramway remains, mysterious flooded quarries, standing stones and open moor views, it is a place for those who want to be up high and able to wander to things during their overnight stop. One of the National Park visitor centres is here with displays and information on Dartmoor and you can also expect to see some of the Dartmoor Ponies grazing in the area of the tors. Views extend far into the interior of the National Park in one direction and then out to the sea on the Devon Coastline in the other. A wonderful open and expansive spot.