South Hessary Tor

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

Looking back to Princetown

All wrapped up at the start of the path out of 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!

Looking towards South Hessary Tor in the distance, just follow the path!

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View to Sharpitor and Leather Tor with some ominous clouds above

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Spin round and its like a different day, blue sky above

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More blue sky with Longaford Tor and Higher White Tor prominent in the centre

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South Hessary Tor

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Looking in the direction of Nun’s Cross farm

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The path to Nun’s Cross

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Grey views down to Burrator Reservoir

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Typically tussocky terrain!!

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From the top of South Hessary Tor looking to Sharpitor

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The path back to Princetown with North Hessary Tor and the mast beyond

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Crane Hill in the distance

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Last look in the direction of Burrator from the path back.