Cox, Roos and The Staple Tors Circular Walk, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Cox, Roos and The Staple Tors Circular Walk, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

This walk takes in one of the National Park's most impressive and photographed tors and provides huge views over the Westcountry. The terrain is relatively easy and the walk is close to Tavistock.

Start at the large car parking area on the B3357 at Pork Hill/Barn Hill between Tavistock and Merrivale. There's usually an ice cream van here during busy visitor times. Look north and you'll see a wide grass track rising to rocks on top of Cox Tor. Wander up to these rocks and continue to the trig point at the tor's summit. Weather permitting, enjoy the awesome views.

Drop down the eastern side of Cox Tor to the pool of water in the dip in the moor and then follow a rough path north east through tussocky grass to Roos Tor. There's an army flagpole topping the tor.

From Roos Tor, wander south to see the famous granite stacks at Great Staple Tor. If you stand at the bottom of the main outcrop looking west, you'll enjoy one of the most impressive views in the National Park.

Having taken in the views, walk to Middle Staple Tor and then head south west in the direction of the large car parking area from where you began. You'll pick up grass paths that take you across old tin workings. From the workings, it's a flat walk to your starting point.