Great Links Tor Circular Walk, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Great Links Tor Circular Walk, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

This is a superb walk in the west of the Park close to the National Trust's Lydford Gorge. The views west over the Tamar Valley AONB into Cornwall are great as are those from the summits of Great Links Tor and Hare Tor.

The car park. It's actually surprisingly difficult to find this spacious car park. To help, we've located the marker on the Google map provided. Basically, it's a track off the A386 opposite the turning for Lydford and next to The Dartmoor Inn.

Once parked, head down to the River Lyd and then up to Bray Tor (Brat Tor). You'll see Widgery Cross on the tor.

From there, follow one of the paths that cut across the moors to the impressive Great Links Tor. To your south, you'll see two peaks, Sharp Tor (West Dartmoor) and Hare Tor, and head towards these.

From Hare Tor, there's a great view of Ger Tor and the lip of Tavy Cleave.

From Hare Tor, head back down to Brat Tor and then across the Lyd to the car park.

(If you fancy extending the walk into a yomp, we'd suggest you drop down from Hare Tor to Ger Tor/Tavy Cleave before heading back to the Brat Tor area).