The Tors of the NT’s Upper Plym property

If you park your car past Cadover Bridge near to where the Blacka Brook joins the River Plym (SX563644) you can start a walk which takes you around the National Trust’s 3300 acre Upper Plym property – its a good 10 mile walk on the high moor so you need a compass, map, walking boots and warm waterproof clothes. It isn’t a beginner’s walk and it will take you at least 4 hours. If you do do it though you will be rewarded with some of Dartmoor’s fabulous but lesser known Tors. Here are some photographs of those Tors which I taken over the years and have now turned into ‘screen print images’ via Photoshop.

Hexton Tor
Hexton Tor near to Trowlesworthy Farm with Little and Great Trowlesworthy Tors on the skyline. It is not named on the OS 1:25,000 map – its grid reference is SX566649 – all the other Tors I mention are.

Little Trowlesworthy Tor
Little Trowlesworthy Tor with the abandoned worked granite flagpole base in the foreground

Greater Trowlesworthy Tor-cutoutPart of Great Trowlesworthy Tor near the quarry

Shell Top
Up the hill from there to the east is Shell Top

Hen Tor cutout
Back down the slope to the north west is Hen Tor

Shavercomber Tor
Go north again and you will get to Shavercombe Tor

Calverslake Tor
To the north east is Calverslake Tor near the source of the Plym (you make recognise this photo from my blog header!)

Quickest way back is to follow the Plym south (downstream)  all the way back to the Blacka Brook.

Alternatively you could start at Peat Cot (c2 miles SE of Princetown near Whiteworks) and walk past Nunn’s Cross and then do the Tors the other way round. A longer walk and one that needs more advanced navigation skills.

We regularly take our 10 Tors training walks on both these routes – they are character building too!

(All the images are my copyright)

One thought on “The Tors of the NT’s Upper Plym property

  1. Did a similar walk one evening back in June I think it was, didn’t get as far as Calverslake Tor but turned back after Having a look at Shavercombe waterfall, as you say I followed the Plym or the leat running parallel back to the car. It was a pretty boggy affair although I did see a heron fishing in the leat about 20 metres in front of me

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