High Willhays

High Willhays is the highest point on Dartmoor, it is also the highest point in the UK south of the Brecon Beacons in Wales or Kinder Scout if you just count England. High Willhays is within the Dartmoor Okehampton firing range and therefore access is restricted when red flags are flying. The car park by Meldon Reservoir is a popular starting point for an ascent of High Willhays and the nearby Yes Tor. Although there are plenty of other options to get to High Willhays such as the Observation post, OP22, by Rowtor, and follow the good tracks. Obviously being at the highest point means 360 views, to the east they are particularly good over to Cosdon Hill and round to Hangingstone Hill. However if its a large rocky outcrop that you want, they across the short distance to Yes Tor!

Height – 621metres      OS Grid Reference – SX580891           Mark out of 10 – 6

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Yes Tor 19

Cosdon Hill from High Willhays

Yes Tor 18

Looking back to Yes Tor from High Willhays

Misty High Willhays summit

Misty High Willhays summit

 

Approaching High Willhays summit

Approaching High Willhays summit