Haytor, with its breathtaking landscapes and stunning views, is the perfect destination for a summer staycation. And what better way to enhance your Haytor experience than with a delightful picnic?

In this blog post, we will explore the top five picnic dishes that will elevate your outdoor feast and make your Haytor adventures this summer even more memorable.


Lemony potato salad

A refreshing twist on a classic dish, lemony potato salad brings a zesty and tangy flavor to your picnic spread. Boil some new potatoes until tender, then mix them with a dressing made from freshly squeezed lemon juice, olive oil, Dijon mustard, and chopped herbs like dill or parsley. The bright citrus notes of the lemon complement the earthiness of the potatoes, creating a tantalizing combination that pairs well with any outdoor adventure.


Egg and Cress sandwiches

A quintessential picnic staple, egg and cress sandwiches are not only delicious but also easy to prepare. Boil some eggs, mash them with a bit of mayonnaise, salt, and pepper, and spread the mixture on fresh bread. Top it off with a handful of cress for an added crunch and a burst of peppery flavor. These sandwiches are light, satisfying, and perfect for a day spent exploring the scenic beauty of Haytor.


Fruit Skewers

As the sun shines brightly over Haytor, keep yourself refreshed with colorful and juicy fruit skewers. Skewer chunks of your favorite seasonal fruits like watermelon, pineapple, grapes, and berries. These fruity delights provide a burst of natural sweetness and hydration while adding a vibrant touch to your picnic. For an extra special treat, serve the fruit skewers with a side of yogurt dip or a sprinkle of lime zest.


Pork pies

For a savory and hearty addition to your picnic basket, include some traditional pork pies. These flaky and flavorful delights are filled with succulent pork and seasoned with a blend of herbs and spices. Whether you opt for mini pork pies or larger ones, they make for a satisfying picnic snack. Pack them with some tangy piccalilli or mustard for an added kick.


Lemon bars

No picnic is complete without a sweet treat, and lemon bars perfectly fit the bill. These citrusy delights combine a sweet cake and a tangy filling. They are easy to make ahead of time and are easy to pack and transport.

Gather your loved ones, prepare these delectable dishes, and embark on an unforgettable picnic in the heart of Haytor this summer, and make sure to book The Moorland Hotel as your base.