Great Mis Tor

Tor Information
       
Name: Great Mis Tor Grid Reference: SX562769
Height: 538 m / 1765 ft    
Notes: One of the largest Tors on the southern Moor. This easily recognisable giant sits high above the Merrivale valley. A steepish approach to it's summit is encountered from all but one direction. This tor also marks the boundary of the Merrivale Firing Range
 
Great Mis Tor
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Location

 

 
   
  Parking
Parking There are many places to park depending on which route you wish to take. Two main ones are the old pump house at SX 567750 and the copse at SX 560749.
   
  Military Ranges
Warning Great Mis Tor sits inside or close to a military range. Please check the firing times for MERRIVALE RANGE at the Dartmoor Training Area Website before visiting this tor.
   
Bog Bog
  Mistor Marsh sits just to the NE of Great Mis Tor. In wet weather this is not a good place to be!
   
  Difficulty
Easy Easy. Short distance from the car park with a nice climb to the summit
   

 

Recommended Walk

 

Distance: 2.8 mi Difficulty: StarStar
Other Tors Visited: Great Mis Tor, Little Mis Tor, Over Tor
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Leg Instruction
1Park your car at the old school copse toward the top of Merrivale hill (SX 560749)
2From here, you can't see Over Tor however head across the road and onto the moor in a NW direction (321?) and once you come over the top of the rise you will see Over Tor right in front of you
3Once you reach Over Tor, head N and down into a small gully and across till you meet the wall that runs up toward the top of Great Mis Tor.
4Follow the wall all the way up until you are within a couple of hundred meters of the summit and then make your own way to the top across the clitter.
5Views from the summit are magnificent and if the weather is good and the wind not too sharp it's worth spending some time up here just taking it all in.
6When ready, head down from the summit and along the military track to Little Mis Tor and then continue along the track which eventually brings you back to the car park at the copse.



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