Bitterly cold day on Dartmoor and only a shortish walk to South Hessary Tor and back. Starting from the Princetown car park and heading along the path behind the Plume of Feathers pub (used at the end!!). It’s a walk that requires little effort and no special navigation as the tor is right next to the path!! Perfect for a dull day.
|Start – Princetown car park
|Route – Plume of Feathers – South Hessary Tor – Plume of Feathers
|Distance – 2 1/2 miles Start time – 13.15pm Time taken – 1 1/2hrs Highest Point – South Hessary Tor 450m
|Weather – Two halves to Dartmoor, for us in the south very dull with sunshine to the north
Looking back to Princetown
All wrapped up at the start of the path out of Princetown
Looking towards South Hessary Tor in the distance, just follow the path!
View to Sharpitor and Leather Tor with some ominous clouds above
Spin round to the north and its like a different day, blue sky above
More blue sky with Longaford Tor and Higher White Tor prominent in the centre
South Hessary Tor
Looking in the direction of Nun’s Cross farm
The path to Nun’s Cross
Grey views down to Burrator Reservoir
Typically tussocky terrain!!
From the top of South Hessary Tor looking to Sharpitor
The path back to Princetown with North Hessary Tor and the mast beyond
Crane Hill in the distance
Last look in the direction of Burrator from the path back.