For a quick, accessible hike with grand moorland views, this well-known tor is hard to beat. Its 454m summit is clearly visible from Haytor visitor centre, a steepish walk of about a mile there and back.

On the way back down you can detour via an old flooded quarry and a disused tramway that was once used to transport granite to the port at Teignmouth, and now forms part of the Templer Way.

For a longer expedition, you can extend the walk by continuing on to Smallacombe Rocks (look out for the remains of prehistoric villages around here) and, if you wish, continue on the much longer hike northwest to Hound Tor. This circuit is about 5 miles return and includes some hefty ascents and descents.