Top Tors to Visit on Dartmoor – Part 2
After last week’s Friday Favourites blog post about Top Tors to Visit on Dartmoor, I thought I would follow up with some further suggested tors to visit.
This is the second highest point on Dartmoor. It is bettered only by the very nearby High Willhays (known as “the roof of Devon”), but features a far more impressive rock collection.
Great Mis Tor
Located to the north east of Princetown, this huge rocky tor has a note-able rock basin at the top named “Mis Tor Pan” or “The Devil’s Frying Pan”. It is used by the army so caution is advised.
This tor is located above an ancient Bronze Age settlement named Grimspound. Known for its long distance views, it’s also features a memorial to four RAF crew members who died in a crash.
Also known as The Devil’s Dome, this is a collection of small outcrops on Amicombe Hill featuring a logan rock and the remains of Bleak House. Please be cautious as this tor is only open to the public during certain parts of the year.
North Hessary Tor
Located very near to Dartmoor Prison in Princetown, this tor provides great views. This tor is home to a huge radio and television transmitter, providing coverage to Princetown and Dartmoor.
Standing at 473 metres above sea lever, this tor has many features including 3 cairns, a triangulation pillar and several rock piles. You will be able to see many views such as Teignmouth and other tors.
I hope you found this conclusion to some of Dartmoor’s tors interesting, and maybe you’ll get a chance to visit one or two from either list? What about you, what is your favourite hobby or place to visit? I would love to hear from you. Post your comments below. Why don’t you share this with your friends and family by clicking the Facebook icon? Or try following us on Twitter?
About the Author: Chris Green works in the office at Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs, using his technical expertise to assist wherever needed. In his spare time he likes playing guitar and bass, and hiking around Dartmoor.