Any walk in this area is dominated by the 196 metre TV mast, most of the views have part or all of the structure in the way. I enjoying walking to the summit of North Hessary Tor. Firstly it is very easy, secondly it is the highest point on the south moor, meaning brilliant views for a small effort. And finally the number of tors up here, there are 5 (North Hessary, Rundlestone, Herne Hole, Foggintor and Hollow) and that means easy bagging!! This walk was in the main a hangover cure, to clear the head (i’m too old for 1am finishes in a club and dancing!!), but Herne Hole Tor had been missed on previous visits here and this was to be put right. Its a very easy hop over a stile to this tor, plus a short step off the main path to Rundlestone Tor. Meaning 3 tors and next to no effort, perfect with a bit of a dull head!!! The only issue we had was the weather, rain showers everywhere, north, south, east and west, you could see rain, we had driven through lots to get here. In fact I carried on until it stopped and ended up here, good choice I say.
|Start – Princetown parking|
|Route – Main tarmac path – North Hessary Tor – Herne Hole Tor – Rundlestone Tor – B3357 parking|
|Distance – A mile maybe Start time – 2pm Time taken – 45mins Highest Point – North Hessary Tor 517metres|
|Weather – Rain all around but not on us, cloudy in the main|