Higher Hartor Tor

Tor Information
Name: Higher Hartor Tor Grid Reference: SX599677
Height: 418 m / 1371 ft    
Notes: Less impressive than it's smaller cousin, Higher Hartor Tor is spread over a large area with a couple of rock stacks to mark the main tor.
Higher Hartor Tor
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Parking Park at the old scout hut (SX 57782 67327)
  Military Ranges
Warning Higher Hartor Tor does not sit in or nearby a military range.
Bog Bog
  There are no bogs in the immediate vacinity of this tor
Easy Medium. This tor can be rached by following the track from the old scout hut to the abandoned Eylesbarrow tin workings before heading SE to Higher Hartor Tor


Recommended Walk


Distance: 5.5 mi Difficulty: StarStar
Other Tors Visited: Calverslake Tor, Eastern Tor, Eylesbarrow, Gutter Tor, Higher Hartor Tor, Little Gnats Head, Lower Hartor Tor
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Leg Instruction
1Park your car at the old scout hut (SX 57775 67327). I advice getting there early as the spaces are limited and soon start filling with walkers.
2If you head back up the road you?ve just driven down towards the cattle-grid you will see a gravel track heading off towards Gutter Tor on the left. Follow this track until you come to a gate.
3From the gate there is a clear path up to the top of Gutter Tor.
4The walk to the top of Gutter Tor is just a small diversion from the main path. Once you rejoin it follow it until you cross a little causeway over Gutter Mire before heading off-track up and over to the scattered rocks of Eastern Tor.
5The views from here are wonderful up through the Plym Valley and across the stone rows of Drizzlecombe. From here you can head back to the path along the river or more interestingly head for the stone rows to examine the largest Menhirs on Dartmoor.
6Head to the left hand side of the Plym Valley and follow the rough path until you meet the confluence with Langcombe Brook. Somewhere close to hear it is a good time to cross the Plym. Care must always be taken when crossing any river on the Moor especially after any rain (click to see the 'Stream & River Wading' section on another site)
7Now head up the steep hill and as you crest the top you?ll see several clumps of rocks. This is actually two tors, Little Gnat?s Head &Calveslake Tor. Either of these make a great spot to stop for a cuppa or lunch.
8Your next target is clear. On the opposite side of the valley (on a clear day) you?ll see both of the Hartor Tors and at the top Eylesbarrow. Make your way back over the river and up to Lower Hartor Tor.
9Next walk the few hundred meters to HighterHartor Tor.
10The final climb of the day is up to Eylesbarrow. Take care as you approach the old mine workings as the ground is very uneven in places and there are still a couple of shafts that haven?t been completely capped. The views from Eylesbarrow are stunning and you can see over vast expanses of the southern Moor.
11Pick your way back down through the mine workings to the track that will lead you all the way back to the scout hut and your vehicle.

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