Trowlesworthy Warren

Yet again the weather has been against me and the chances to get out have been fleeting, after a calm Sunday morning I looked out the window and noticed that it hadn’t rained!! Time for a walk. Nothing too far, a couple of miles, but enough to remove the cobwebs. Trowlesworthy Warren used to be a rabbiting area, from medieval times to the 1950s rabbits were bred here and in a number of other warrens nearby. There are a couple of easy tors to visit as well making it a simple but rewarding hour out of the house.

Start – near Cadover Bridge
Route – Trowlesworthy Warren Farm – Great Trowlesworthy TorLittle Trowlesworthy Tor – River Plym
Distance – 2.5 miles    Start time – 12.15pm     Time taken –  1hr    Highest Point – Great Trowlesworthy Tor 357m
Weather – Grey skies but not cold for December
© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

Trowlesworthy 1

The River Plym at the start of the walk

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He’s got his eyes on me!

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The view behind me, the car’s parked by the road on the left and I’ve just walked past the farm in the trees on the right

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After not too long I’m at Great Trowlesworthy Tor, Shell Top behind.

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Lovely views to Princetown even on a grey day

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Lee Moor china clay workings

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Little Trowlesworthy Tor on the right

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Between the two tors lies this carved stone which was meant for Devonport for a flag pole. It never made it that far as it came from Little Trowlesworthy Tor behind it.

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On the Little tor now and views to Hen Tor right and Eylesbarrow to the left

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Looking back to Great Trowlesworthy Tor with cloud rolling across Shell Top now

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Bit of zoom to pick out the ‘gutter’ on Gutter Tor with the mast on North Hessary Tor behind and the River Plym bottom left

Trowlesworthy 12

Kit Hill with its mine chimney on top, the Cornish Caradon Hills behind

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Lee Moor leat with Legis Tor to the left

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Back at the Plym

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