Great Gnats Head

Great Gnats Head is not a tor as such but a large cairn with plenty of scattered granite down the slope from the pile. It has good views on a clear day to Higher Hartor  Tor and beyond to Plymouth Sound. Great Gnats Head sits just up the hill from Plym Ford and the source of the river Plym, which gives Plymouth its name. In my experience coming from Plym Ford and Great Gnats Head is one of the better and drier routes to Ducks Pool. No military firing areas around Great Gnats Head.

Height – 469metres          OS Grid Reference – SX616679

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Cairn at Great Gnats Tor, the dark shape of Sheepstor to the right

Cairn at Great Gnats Head, the dark shape of Sheepstor to the right

Looking down on Plym Ford, Great Gnats Head is up the hill to the right

Looking down on Plym Ford, Great Gnats Head is up the hill to the right