All around Haytor

My first proper evening walk of the year and a great one it was. Haytor in the sun is a very popular place however in the evening you get great sunsets from this area with far less people about. The path to Bag Tor is a permitted path at this time of year which climbs the hill to the corner of the field, before heading along the wall to Rippon Tor and the sunset.

Start – Cold East Cross
Route – Rippon TorSaddle TorHolwell TorHaytorBag Tor – Rippon Tor – Cold East Cross
Distance – 5.5miles    Start time – 17.30am     Time taken – 3 1/2 hrs    Highest Point – Rippon Tor 473m
Weather – Cloudy to start but the promised sunset was there
© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

Rippon Tor from Cold East Cross

Rippon Tor from Cold East Cross

And looking back down to Cold East Cross

And looking back down to Cold East Cross

Princetown mast

Princetown mast

Trig point of Rippon Tor with Haytor behind

Trig point of Rippon Tor with Haytor behind

All the way to the sea at Teignmouth

All the way to the sea at Teignmouth

On Saddle Tor now and the looking the same way as the previous picture

On Saddle Tor now and the looking the same way as the previous picture

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Looking across to Holwell Tor (right) from Saddle Tor with Hound Tor behind

Haytor from Holwell Tor

Haytor from Holwell Tor

And looking back to Rippon Tor

And looking back to Rippon Tor

Top Tor from Holwell Tor

Top Tor from Holwell Tor

Fantastic bluebell display on the lower slopes of Hound Tor opposite

Fantastic bluebell display on the lower slopes of Hound Tor opposite

Haytor

Haytor

And looking to Rippon Tor from Haytor

And looking to Rippon Tor from Haytor

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Princetown mast from Haytor

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Haytor to the sea

Looking down to Bag Tor

Looking down to Bag Tor

And the reverse, Bag Tor to Haytor

And the reverse, Bag Tor to Haytor

Looking to the sea from Bag Tor

Looking to the sea from Bag Tor

Haytor from the walk across to Rippon Tor. It was here I saw a sheep with its head and horns caught in a wire fence. Managed to get it free to do my good deed for the day.

Haytor from the walk across to Rippon Tor. It was here I saw a sheep with its head and horns caught in a wire fence. Managed to get it free to do my good deed for the day.

Back on Rippon Tor

Back on Rippon Tor

Sunset

Sunset

Stunning

Stunning

 

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