Higher Hartor Tor

Sitting on Hartor Hill this oddly named tor has impressive views that are worth seeing. Sitting above the Plym valley you get fabulous views along the Plym and past Gutter Tor and Legis Tor and onwards towards Plymouth Sound. On the lower slopes of this tor sits Drizzlecombe and a series of hut circles, menhirs, stone rows and cairns. Higher Hartor Tor sits near the popular Nun’s Cross path so whether approaching from Nun’s Cross or the scout hut near Gutter Tor it is an easy walk to see the views. This tor does not sit in a military firing range.

Height – 418metres         OS Grid Reference – SX599677

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Looking to Higher Hartor Tor left with the River Plym in the valley right from the path to Eylesbarrow

Looking to Higher Hartor Tor left with the River Plym in the valley right from Eastern Tor

From the lower slopes of Higher Hartor Tor looking to Sheepstor left and Sharpitor right

From the lower slopes of Higher Hartor Tor looking to Sheepstor left and Sharpitor right

From the summit looking towards Plymouth, the river Plym is in the valley to the left

From the summit looking towards Plymouth, the river Plym is in the valley to the left

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From Higher Hartor Tor, looking down to the Lower Hartor and beyond to Little Gnats Head