Royal Hill circular

Another nice day and time for a walk on new ground, on a circular walk of Royal Hill. I have to say I didn’t expect too much from the walk but the views to the north are very good. However the walk back from Tor Royal to Peat Cot was fairly boggy at this time of year and might be best left until summer in future.

Start – Whiteworks
Route – Royal Hill – Swincombe – Blakey Tor – Tor Royal – Peat Cot – Whiteworks
Distance – 5.5 miles    Start time – 11.00am     Time taken – 3 1/2hrs    Highest Point – Royal Hill 407m
Weather – Mixture of sun and cloud
© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

Looking back to Whiteworks

Looking back to Whiteworks

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First look across the North Hessary Tor and the mast

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Heading up Royal Hill looking back to Whiteworks

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Slightly hazy view down towards Dartmeet

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Longaford Tor standing proud in the distance with Higher White Tor to the right

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Fox Tor Mires

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Bellever Tor as we follow the walk

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North Hessary Tor and our path down from Royal Hill

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That way!

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After dropping down to Blakey Tor the views to Longaford Tor open up

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Just make out the red flags on Beardown Tor, must be live firing in the Merrivale range

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Blakey Tor

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Blackabrook river to the right and North Hessary Tor

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Back on the path to Tor Royal, here looking back

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The muddy bit starts here!

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Fox Tor Mires in the distance, we joined the line half way up the hill on the right, which is the Devonport Leat, that took us back to Whiteworks

End of the walk beside the Devonport Leat

End of the walk beside the Devonport Leat

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