Great Mis Tor

Great Mis Tor is one of the larger tors on the southern moor sitting high above the River Walkham and Merrivale. Along with North Hessary Tor and the mast this is one of the few tors that can been seen from the north moor end of Dartmoor. There are plenty of parking spaces along the Princetown to Tavistock road from which to start an ascent of this tor. The views are fantastic in all directions, with Plymouth Sound in view on a clear day. Great Mis Tor lies on the edge of the Merrivale firing range and a military flag pole sits on its rocks at its summit indicating whether entry beyond is allowed.

Height – 538metres          OS Grid Reference – SX562769

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Heading up the path to Great Mis Tor (back left), Little Mis Tor is the small group of rocks infront to the right.

Heading up the path to Great Mis Tor (back left), Little Mis Tor is the small group of rocks infront to the right.

Military flag pole on Great Mis Tor

Military flag pole on Great Mis Tor

From the summit of Great Mis Tor with views to the Staple Tors, Cox Tor and Cornwall beyond.

From the summit of Great Mis Tor with views to the Staple Tors, Cox Tor and Cornwall beyond.

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Lovely views to the north to Great Links Tor

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Plymouth Sound and the River Tamar in view

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The unmistakable mast at Princetown

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Zooming in a bit on Great Links Tor