Swell Tor

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
Route – Plymouth/Princetown Railway – Swell TorKings 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
© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

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On the old railway track looking left to right at Sheeps Tor, Leather Tor, Sharpitor and Leeden Tor

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Just follow the track!!

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Impossible to get lost!

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Swell Tor quarry

Swell Tor quarry

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Kings Tor with Great Mis Tor behind

Swell Tor quarry, the granite from here went to make London Bridge

Swell Tor quarry, the granite from here went to make London Bridge

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Quarry buildings with Swell Tor quarry behind

Corbels originally created for London Bridge

Corbels originally created for London Bridge

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On Kings Tor now, looking across to Cox Tor and the Staple Tors

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Looking back to Swell Tor

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North Hessary Tor and Foggintor quarry below

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Views to Plymouth Sound from Kings Tor

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Looking back to Kings Tor from the old railway track back to Princetown

Almost back to Princetown

Almost back to Princetown

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