If your after a simple walk, nothing too tough but still with views and maybe some history thrown is as well, this walk is perfect. Perfect for families, old and young. The old railway track bed leaves Princetown running parallel with the Plymouth road and loops around the back of Swell Tor and Kings Tor. Its a simple walk to the top of both although you don’t have to in order to take in the views across to Great Mis Tor.
|Start – Princetown parking
|Route – Plymouth/Princetown Railway – Swell Tor – Kings Tor – Plymouth/Princetown Railway – Princetown
|Distance – 4 miles Start time – 10.00am Time taken – 2 hrs Highest Point – Swell Tor 395m
|Weather – High cloud with some sun
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On the old railway track looking left to right at Sheeps Tor, Leather Tor, Sharpitor and Leeden Tor
Just follow the track!!
Impossible to get lost!
Swell Tor quarry
Kings Tor with Great Mis Tor behind
Swell Tor quarry, the granite from here went to make London Bridge
Quarry buildings with Swell Tor quarry behind
Corbels originally created for London Bridge
On Kings Tor now, looking across to Cox Tor and the Staple Tors
Looking back to Swell Tor
North Hessary Tor and Foggintor quarry below
Views to Plymouth Sound from Kings Tor
Looking back to Kings Tor from the old railway track back to Princetown
Almost back to Princetown at the end of a nice simple walk, the railway trackbed continues over to Ingra Tor and past Leeden Tor and towards the Burrator area and Dousland, allowing for the walk to be extended if needed.