Glorious sunset at Cox Tor

I’ve said it before and I will keep saying it, I love the sunsets from Whitchurch Common. Whether you sit on Pew Tor, Feather Tor, Barn Hill or Cox Tor at this time of year the sun sets right next to Brent Tor, making for a stunning picture. There’s very little point me talking about it, the pictures tell the story and the weather recently has been fantastic. After a bad week in work this was a great way to finish a Friday. Just keep it quiet or everyone will be there next June!!

Start – Merrivale parking
Route – Barn Hill Rocks – Windy Post – Feather Tor – Heckwood TorSampford Tor– Pew Tor – Feather Tor – Prowtytown RocksCox Tor – Merrivale parking
Distance – 4 miles    Start time – 7.15pm     Time taken –  2hrs 30mins  Highest Point – Cox Tor 442metres
Weather – Blue skies and that sunset

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Looking back to the car park and Cox Tor as I set off for Barn Hill Rocks

Barn Hill Rocks looking to the mast and North Hessary Tor

And to Pew Tor from the same spot

The Sortridge leat and Windy post, Feather Tor behind

From Feather Tor looking to Vixen Tor which is on private land. The first four tors on this walk are pretty much a rocky outcrop but Vixen Tor and Pew Tor show that the granite can stack up nicely

Looking to Peek Hill in the distance from Heckwood Tor

Vixen Tor with Great Mis Tor behind from Heckwood Tor

I walked past the side of Pew Tor and headed first to Sampford Tor and this lovely view down across green fields

Pew Tor isn’t far away

I had a sit on Pew Tor trying to work out the best spot for the sunset, I decided on Cox Tor on the left of photo here

Looking down to Sampford Tor

Kit Hill in the distance and also in Cornwall, from Pew Tor

I think these are called Prowtytown Rocks, and they give a nice view back to Pew Tor

I’m now heading up to Cox Tor as the sun starts to set and the shadows lengthen

Cox Tor summit, Great Mis Tor on the left

All the way to Great Links Tor behind Cox Tor. There was quite a few people up here all enjoying the views

Out with the long lens to pick out the Tamar Bridge, linking Devon and Cornwall with Brunel’s railway bridge behind

Now this is why I’m here. That’s Brent Tor which provides a lovely setting for the sun

As I’ve got the zoom on I have a look at Kit Hill

Getting better

Such a lovely place

Nearly gone

Beautiful and serene

All gone

Nearly back at the car park and a last look at Brent Tor


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