Higher White Tor

A walk to remove the excesses of Christmas and what a walk we had, fantastic blue sky, crisp and a great route. This has to be one of my favourite walks on Dartmoor and you can add more onto this walk if the days are longer heading on towards Rough Tor and back via Beardown Tor.

Start – Parson’s Cottage, roadside
Route – Crockern TorLittaford TorLongaford TorHigher White Tor – Wistman’s Wood – Crockern Tor – Parson’s Cottage
Distance – 4 1/2 miles    Start time – 12.15pm     Time taken – 3hrs    Highest Point – Higher White Tor  522m
Weather – Stunning day, very sunny, clear and crisp
© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

Wrapped up and ready to go

Wrapped up and ready to go

The view to North Hessary Tor and the mast from Crockern Tor

The view to North Hessary Tor and the mast from Crockern Tor

Striding out with Beardown Tor behind

Striding out with Beardown Tor behind

Littaford and Longaford Tors ahead

Littaford and Longaford Tors ahead

Higher White Tor 5

West Dart valley centre with Beardown Tor above

Bit of zoom to Bellever Tor, where we were last month, with Haytor in the distance

Bit of zoom to Bellever Tor, where we were last month, with Haytor in the distance

Higher White Tor 7

Beardown Tor from Littaford Tor

Longaford Tor left and Higher White Tor right

Longaford Tor left and Higher White Tor right

Higher White Tor 9

Looking north from Higher White Tor, Rough Tor in the distance

Higher White Tor 10

And the easterly view towards Postbridge

Me and the boys on Higher White Tor

Me and the boys on Higher White Tor

Higher White Tor summit with Longaford Tor left, far right is Great Mis Tor

Higher White Tor summit with Longaford Tor left, far right is Great Mis Tor

Back into the sun

Back into the sun

Heading down to Wistman's Wood looking up the West Dart valley

Heading down to Wistman’s Wood looking up the West Dart valley

The course of the West Dart river

The course of the West Dart river

Wistman's Wood

Wistman’s Wood

Wistman's Wood and the twisted upland oak trees

Wistman’s Wood and the twisted upland oak trees

Looking back to Wistman's Wood and the West Dart valley

Looking back to Wistman’s Wood and the West Dart valley

Longaford and Littaford Tors up on the right

Longaford and Littaford Tors up on the right

Icy cold patterns

Icy cold patterns

At the end of the walk the view across

At the end of the walk the view across towards Ter Hill in the distance