South Hessary Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

South Hessary Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

One of Dartmoor's most distinctive landmarks is the radio mast that rises north west of Princetown. North Hessary Tor and its trig point are situated next to the mast. At 517m above sea level and the highest point in the immediate vicinity of Princetown, North Hessary Tor provides big and impressive views over Dartmoor and down to the South Devon and East Cornwall coasts.

On the other side of Princetown, to the south east, is the much lower South Hessary Tor. Situated on the side of a popular walking route and path that runs between Princetown and Nun's or Siward's Cross, the rocky outcrop is very easily accessible,

We've positioned South Hessary Tor on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location.

To visit for the first time, start from the car park by Princetown National Park Visitor Centre. Wander over to The Plume of Feathers Inn. Follow the path that runs left of the inn down to South Hessary Tor. It's about 1km away but the path is good and walking easy.

For a longer walk taking in South Hessary Tor, try the Princetown, Nun's Cross and Hart Tor Circular Walk. If you're into mountain biking, you pass South Hessary Tor on the Granite and Gears Princetown and Burrator Cycling Route.