Drizzlecombe and Higher Hartor Tor

A lovely walk taking in a film set, a Bronze Age settlement, a couple of tors and an old tin mine! Shame the sun couldn’t shine.

Start – Scout Hut Car Park
Route – Scout Hut Car Park – Ditsworthy Warren HouseDrizzlecombeHigher Hartor TorEylesbarrow – Eylesbarrow Tin Mine – Scout Hut Car Park
Distance – 5 miles     Start time – 10.00am     Time taken – 3hrs    Highest Point – Eylesbarrow 454m
Weather – Mainly dry and chilly on the tops.
Higher Hartor map

© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

 

Looking back to the car park by the trees with Gutter Tor on the left

Looking back to the car park by the trees with Gutter Tor on the left

Drizzlecombe with the tallest standing stone on Dartmoor at around 4.5m

Drizzlecombe with the tallest standing stone on Dartmoor at around 4.5m

Drizzlecombe 3

Giants Basin to the left of the standing stone, Ditsworthy Warren house near the tress in the distance

 

Same view from higher up

Same view from higher up

Sheeps Tor left with Peek Hill on the right

Sheeps Tor left with Peek Hill on the right

Burrator reservoir surrounded by trees from the climb to Higher Hartor

Burrator reservoir surrounded by trees from the climb to Higher Hartor

Higher Hartor Tor

Higher Hartor Tor

Plymouth Sound gleaming in the distance from Eylesbarrow

Plymouth Sound gleaming in the distance from Eylesbarrow

Drizzlecombe 9

The mast at Princetown as seen from Eylesbarrow

Drizzlecombe 10

Looking north to miles of emptiness from Eylesbarrow.

 

Large cairn on Eylesbarrow

Large cairn on Eylesbarrow

Drizzlecombe 12

Plymouth Sound in the distance from Eylesbarrow

 

Remains of the Eylesbarrow Tin Mine

Remains of the Eylesbarrow Tin Mine

Heading back down the Eylesbarrow track, car park behind the trees

Heading back down the Eylesbarrow track, car park behind the trees

Sheeps Tor

Sheeps Tor

Almost back at the car park with Gutter Tor behind

Almost back at the car park with Gutter Tor behind