Sittaford Tor and Kit Rocks

First big walk back in Devon for a while and wanted to go somewhere new and somewhere I knew! Sittaford Tor looked good plus a walk across to Kit Rocks and then back along the East Dart via the waterfall. The weather didn’t really play ball for the first half of the walk, especially on Sittaford tor when the cloud was down. Conditions underfoot weren’t much better and it’s a boggy trudge from Sittaford Tor to Kit Rocks for sure, especially if as I did you skirt the edge of Broad Marsh!!

Start – Postbridge
Route – Stannon FarmStannon Tor – White Ridge – Grey WethersSittaford TorStatts HouseKit RocksSandy Hole PassEast Dart Waterfall – Broad Down – Postbridge Clapper Bridge
Distance – 9 miles    Start time – 11am     Time taken – 4 1/2 hrs    Highest Point – Sittaford Tor 537m
Weather – Cloudy and then low cloud around Grey Wethers and Sittaford Tor, sun was out on the return from Kit Rocks
© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

Starting out along the track to Stannon Farm

Starting out along the track to Stannon Farm

Looking across to Higher White Tor

Looking across to Higher White Tor

Approaching Stannon Farm

Approaching Stannon Farm

Looking back to the farm as I climb Stannon Tor

Looking back to the farm as I climb Stannon Tor

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Near the summit of Stannon Tor with Yar Tor away to the left

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Stannon Tor summit

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Higher White Tor

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Sittaford Tor catches the sun

Looking back to Stannon Tor from White Ridge

Looking back to Stannon Tor from White Ridge

Low cloud over Fernworthy Forest

Low cloud over Fernworthy Forest

Now at Grey Wethers

Now at Grey Wethers

An offering place at Grey Wethers with a candle!

An offering place at Grey Wethers with a candle!

Looking down the East Dart valley from Sittaford Tor

Looking down the East Dart valley from Sittaford Tor

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The tracks to Winney’s Down, the right hand one heads more towards Statts House

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Whitehorse Hill from Sittaford Tor

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Again along the East Dart valley from my lunch spot

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A gloomy looking Cut Hill

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The recently found Sittaford stone circle

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All the stones have been uncovered but they have not been re-erected

Boggy!

Boggy!

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A distant Rough Tor from the boggy walk to Statts House

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The peat pass starts at Statts House

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Looking back to Sittaford Tor

Statts House, you can see where the fireplace was

Statts House, you can see where the fireplace was

Statts House looking to Whitehorse Hill

Statts House looking to Whitehorse Hill

Kit Rocks looking to Sandy Hole Pass

Kit Rocks looking to Sandy Hole Pass

The East Dart by Kit Rocks

The East Dart by Kit Rocks

Back along the East Dart with Kit Rocks in the distance

Back along the East Dart with Kit Rocks in the distance

About to head through Sandy Hole Pass

About to head through Sandy Hole Pass

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Above Sandy Hole Pass

East Dart Waterfall

East Dart Waterfall

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Looking back to the East Dart Waterfall with Sandy Hole behind and to the left

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That’s better!!

Lovely views with the sun out

Lovely views with the sun out

Looking back along the East Dart valley

Looking back along the East Dart valley

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Almost back to Postbridge

Postbridge Clapper Bridge

Postbridge Clapper Bridge

2 thoughts on “Sittaford Tor and Kit Rocks

  1. My wife and I followed this route last Saturday 23rd July 2016. A good mix of paths and moorland and an interesting route down the East Dart river via the waterfall.

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    • Glad you enjoyed the walk and thanks for the feedback. I’m a huge fan of the East Dart Waterfall, one of my favourite spots on the moor, I have to say the area around Statts House can be boggy and obviously around Kit Rocks is the Broad Marsh which isn’t to be messed with!!

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