Great Trowlesworthy Tor, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

Great Trowlesworthy Tor, Shaugh Prior, Dartmoor National Park

The Trowlesworthy Tors are situated close to the south western border of Dartmoor National Park. Little Trowlesworthy Tor sits below Great Trowlesworthy Tor between the River Plym/Cadover Bridge and the high south moor.

The views from Great Trowlesworthy are superb. Moving clockwise, you'll see the distinctive North Hessary Tor and Radio Mast above Princetown to the north. The bulk of Dartmoor's high south moor dominates to the east with Shell Top and Penn Beacon on the skyline. To the south and south west, you'll look over the China Clay Works to the South Devon and East Cornwall coastlines on either side of Plymouth and Plymouth Sound. Little Trowlesworthy Tor sits below to the north west and beyond that are Sheeps Tor, Leather Tor and Sharpitor. Great Mis Tor is next to North Hessary Tor.

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

To visit, you can walk from the car parking areas at Cadover Bridge. A path runs around Trowlesworthy Warren House as shown on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. You can also access the tor from the car parking area by Blackaton Cross. Note that you have to ford the River Plym by Ditsworthy Warren House if you want to wander across from the car parking area by Gutter Tor. It's impossible to cross the River Plym here when water levels are high. The river becomes too deep and the current too powerful.

If you're heading up to Shell Top and Penn Beacon from Great Trowlesworthy Tor then note that the moor around Spanish Lake can get boggy so avoid after a period of heavy rain.