North Hessary Tor

North Hessary Tor is recognisable from a large part of southern and central Dartmoor due to the large TV transmitting station and its mast which sits at the top. Views from the top on a clear day are good, with Plymouth in view in the distance and a fabulous view towards Great Mis Tor and around to Roos and Cox Tor. There are a number of ways to this tor, either straight up from Princetown itself via Station Road or parking at Rundlestone and following the track used by the TV mast engineers. No military firing ranges are around this tor

Height – 517metres         OS Grid Reference – SX578742

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North Hessary Tor trig point looking beyond the mast cables to Sharpitor and Leather Tor in the middle distance with Plymouth Sound beyond

North Hessary Tor trig point looking beyond the mast cables to Sharpitor and Leather Tor in the middle distance with Plymouth Sound beyond

The TV transmitter station, the mast stands at 196 metres high

The TV transmitter station, the mast stands at 196 metres high

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The mast on North Hessary Tor

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Looking to Great Mis Tor

Looking back down the lane which leads to the top of North Hessary Tor. Great Mis Tor in the distance

Looking back down the lane which leads to the top of North Hessary Tor. Great Mis Tor in the distance