All around the Staple Tors

I hadn’t been out on Dartmoor for around a month and was getting itchy feet for some new granite!! I decided to visit a tor I have been to before in Cox Tor and add on a visit to Roos Tor and the Staple Tors. It was a very pleasant way to spend a few hours and I had a lovely break on Roos Tor looking out the back at the wilderness, a place to visit next time I’m this way.

Start – Pork Hill car park
Route – Cox TorRoos TorGreat Staple TorMiddle Staple TorLittle Staple Tor – Pork Hill car park
Distance – 4 miles    Start time – 11.30am     Time taken – 3hrs    Highest Point – Great Staple Tor 455m
Weather – Mixture of sun and cloud
© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

Lovely views across to Cornwall from the start of the walk

Lovely views across to Cornwall from the start of the walk

Cox Tor

Cox Tor

Hazy view with Pew Tor middle right and Plymouth Sound beyond

Hazy view with Pew Tor middle right and Plymouth Sound beyond

That view to Cornwall again

That view to Cornwall again

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Bit of zoom to capture Brentor

Approaching Cox Tor summit

Approaching Cox Tor summit

Plymouth Sound from Cox Tor

Plymouth Sound from Cox Tor

Cox Tor trig with the Staple tors in the middle distance and North Hessary Tor and the mast beyond

Cox Tor trig with the Staple tors in the middle distance and North Hessary Tor and the mast beyond

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Views from Cox Tor with Great Links Tor the high point

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White Tor

Views along the valley to Brentor

Views along the valley to Brentor

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White Tor again this time with the tors on the west side of Dartmoor behind.

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Over the bumps with Great Staple Tor in the centre

Looking back to Cox Tor

Looking back to Cox Tor

Roos Tor summit and military flag post with North Hessary Tor behind

Roos Tor summit and military flag post with North Hessary Tor behind

Great Staple Tor the next destination

Great Staple Tor the next destination

Cox Tor

Cox Tor

Wilderness at the back of Roos Tor, heading that way next time

Wilderness at the back of Roos Tor, heading that way next time

The Walkham valley and Great Mis Tor right

The Walkham valley and Great Mis Tor right

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North Hessary Tor

Looking back to Roos Tor

Looking back to Roos Tor

Plymouth Sound from Great Staple Tor

Plymouth Sound from Great Staple Tor

One of the stacks on Great Staple Tor

One of the stacks on Great Staple Tor

Looking back to Great Staple Tor

Looking back to Great Staple Tor

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Great view of Plymouth Sound from Middle Staple Tor

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Views across to Walkhampton common and Sharpitor as I leave Little Staple Tor

Clever aquaduct

Clever aqueduct for the leat

4 thoughts on “All around the Staple Tors

  1. Thanks for your recommendation! I did this walk last Friday, superb outing to give a real flavor of Dartmoor. The views out west to Cornwall and the tors themselves were a real highlight.

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