North Hessary Tor

The weather was set fair for the weekend and after a big lunch we decided on a walk help digest the food! I’ve been up North Hessary Tor before , however I’ve never been to the two satellite tors that sit on its north western side. This walk isn’t more than an hour and involves a gentle climb to the top with plenty of opportunity to stop and admire the views down to Cornwall in the west and north into the heart of Dartmoor.

Start – Rundlestone beside B3357
Route –  Hollow TorNorth Hessary TorRundlestone Tor – B3357
Distance – 1.5 miles    Start time – 2pm     Time taken –  1hr    Highest Point – North Hessary Tor 517 metres
Weather – Sunny, bright, cool breeze
© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

© Crown copyright 2014 Ordnance Survey FL 2014 SF

North Hessary Tor 1

Starting out from beside the B3357 with views across to the sunny Staple Tors

North Hessary Tor 2

Don’t ask what these two are up to! But that’s Great Mis Tor behind them!

North Hessary Tor 3

We reach Hollow Tor which gives great views all the way to Plymouth Sound

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The Staple Tors along to Roos Tor from Hollow Tor

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Snoozing on Hollow Tor, must have been the pizza for lunch!!

North Hessary Tor 6

Princetown comes into view from the top of North Hessary Tor

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TV station on North Hessary Tor

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Great Mis Tor from North Hessary Tor

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Fabulous views all the way to Haytor and Hameldown Beacon (flat topped hill left of centre, far distance)

North Hessary Tor 10

Beardown Tors above the trees from Rundlestone Tor

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Sun again on the Staple Tors

North Hessary Tor 12

Monkeying about on Rundlestone Tor

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Happy times

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Rundlestone Tor and the Princetown mast

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A final look into the heart of Dartmoor

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