A short walk around Corndon Tor

The weather was set to change in the afternoon and I decided I didn’t wish to be out in it when it started raining. A short walk was needed and the Yar Tor area gives you 3 summits with very little effort. The views from each are brilliant and I can imagine the sunsets from here are spectacular. Mental note made for next year!!

Start – Roadside under Yar Tor
Route – Yar TorCave Penney Memorial Corndon TorSharp Tor – Roadside under Yar Tor
Distance – 2 1/2 miles    Start time – 11.00am     Time taken – 1 3/4hrs    Highest Point – Corndon Tor 434m
Weather – Some sun, clouding over towards the end
© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

Looking back to the car from the ascent, Sharp Tor to the left, I'll be there later

Looking back to the car from the ascent, Sharp Tor to the left, I’ll be there later

The summit of Yar Tor

The summit of Yar Tor

Corndon Tor 3

Lovely views, with Cut Hill to the right

Corndon Tor 4

Further round with the Princetown mast to the left

Yar Tor cairn with Ryders Hill behind

Yar Tor cairn with Ryders Hill behind

Corndon Tor from Yar Tor

Corndon Tor from Yar Tor

Corndon Tor 7

The flat topped Hameldown Beacon in view

Summit shelter on Yar Tor

Summit shelter on Yar Tor

Cave Penney Memorial

Cave Penney Memorial

Looking over to Yar Tor and Princetown mast beyond

Looking over to Yar Tor and Princetown mast beyond

Corndon bronze age cairn to the north

Corndon bronze age cairn to the north

Corndon Tor 12

Looking south with South Hams in the far distance and Sharp Tor jutting up behind the granite

Haytor Rocks can clearly be seen

Haytor Rocks can clearly be seen

Summit hogger with his tripod on Corndon Tor

Summit hogger with his tripod on Corndon Tor

Sharp Tor

Sharp Tor

The Dart Valley from Sharp Tor

The Dart Valley from Sharp Tor

Ryders Hill from Sharp Tor

Ryders Hill from Sharp Tor

Yar Tor left and Corndon Tor right

Tors visited so far Yar Tor left and Corndon Tor right

Zooming in on Princetown

Zooming in on Princetown

Car park below with North Dartmoor beyond

Car park below with North Dartmoor beyond

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