We always enjoy waking around Haytor Quarry, and recently decided to walk the Templer way. At the weekend we did the first section.
The Templer way is a walk following, as closely as possible the path quarried granite made from Haytor, along the granite tramway, then via canal and river until arriving at the sea at Teignmouth. The tramway was horse powered, probably by the ancestors of the Dartmoor ponies that now hang about to fleece the tourists in the car park..
The walk is handily detailed in this free leaflet, and the first leg is easy to follow, from the quarry, downhill all the way, and makes its way from moors, through woodland and onto farmland.
It was pretty cold, but sunny and lovely.