Includes advice and useful links. This is a pretty spectacular walk because of the views and because you get a good look at the edge of North Dartmoor. High Willhays is within the Dartmoor Okehampton firing range and therefore access is restricted when red flags are flying. The difference in height between Yes Tor and High Willhays is a modest 2 metres, a little over 6 feet but if your quest is to walk to the highest point on Dartmoor then you need to go to the most southern of the tors at High Willhays, the OS Map shows which. A few hikers having a bite to eat out of the prevailing wind is normally a good clue too. One of the highlights of a landscape with an abundance of rock is the making of cairns, small monuments of stones, dedicated to long forgotten causes. Yes Tor is the one with the trig. High Willhays Walk. While Lucy and Henry were winning one of their classes at the Okehampton & District Show, Stephen and George went for a walk to the top of Dartmoor, the highest point in southern England. Yes Tor & High Willhays This walk was planned to be 6 miles, but ended up being nearer 8 miles due to where we parked the car at Okehampton station on the Dartmoor railway. For those unsure as to the purpose of the humble trig point, these were constructed in the 1930s to help with the retriangulation of Great Britain. The approach to Yes Tor from the west is deceptive, you cannot see the trig point and radio aerial at all. Decide whether you want to first visit the more impressive Yes Tor (head north) SX 580 901 and its windy trig point or the higher High Willhays (head south) SX 580 892 and its summit cairn. The military have been using Dartmoor for over 200 years and this walk is partly within a live firing range. Dartmoor is bleak, unforgiving, stunningly beautiful and at the same time a cruel vicious landscape. When you look at the list of hills in Devon, High Willhays and Yes Tor are the only ones with summits over 600 metres, which makes them, by some definitions, mountains. Yes Tor and High Willhays are close together on a high moorland plateau. High Willhays is also classified as an English Marilyn (49th highest in England, 726th highest in the UK). Follow Walking Britain for the latest news. Navigation Tips on High Willhays. Do not head north of High Willhays, it … A map booklet of the full route on OS 1:25K maps is included.More information, This guidebook contains route descriptions for 42 day walks in the Dartmoor National Park and its surrounding area. My trail took me from Sticklepath to Belstone before ascending the moor and walking to Yes Tor and High Willhays via Scarey Tor and Rowtor before I continued on my way west off the moor. Nat Park - Dartmoor. Some people don’t like the fact that this tor is named, preferring to include this as part of High Willhays. Vital Statistics: Length: 6.25ml (10km) Ascent: 1,188ft (362m) Time: 3½ hrs: Grade: (Moderate) Route Summary: - Okehampton Camp, Anthony Stile, Black Down, Red-a-ven Brook, Okehampton Army Firing Range, Yes Tor, High Willhays, West Mill Tor, Okehampton Camp. Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. Parts of the walk need good navigation skills in poor weather as the terrain can be confusing. Time - 4 hours 30 minutes. The difference in height between Yes Tor and High Willhays is a modest 2 metres, a little over 6 feet but if your quest is to walk to the highest point on Dartmoor then you need to go to the most southern of the tors at High Willhays, the OS Map shows which. Place a stone, make a wish, nod hello. Either distracted by food, weather or the MOD firing guns! While the difference in height between Yes Tor and High Willhays is only about two-meters, if you want to walk to the highest point in Dartmoor, its well worth the short walk. This Dartmoor adventure was far from over, I had one more ace up my sleeve; the impressive, the immense, the towering Meldon Viaduct. Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers. There are also tips for GPS and digital mapping technologies.More information, Dartmoor National Park is wholly contained within the boundaries of Devon and is dominated by some of the wildest upland moorland in the UK. Yes Tor and High Willhays are the only two summits over 2000 feet high to be found south of the Peak District. Walking around Dartmoor - Part 1 - Meldom Dam to Yes Tor, High Willhays Tor & Black Tor then onto the Meldom Viaduct Circular Walk ... As the army use the section of Dartmoor which includes High Willhays and Yes Tor it is worth checking the free phone number (0800 4584568) to see if it is in use. While the difference in height between Yes Tor and High Willhays is only about two-meters, if you want to walk to the highest point in Dartmoor, its well worth the short walk. A shepherd on a quad bike was commanding three sheepdogs. The difference in height between Yes Tor and High Willhays is a modest 2 metres, a little over 6 feet but if your quest is to walk to the highest point on Dartmoor then you need to go to the most southern of the tors at High Willhays, the OS Map shows which. Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com. Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Yes Tor at 619m (2031ft). The Highwayman Inn: Walk to High Willhays Tor. Do not head north of High Willhays, it is bleak and featureless. I’m not afraid of heights so I did relish the occasional glimpse of the river some 150 feet below my boots, through gaps in the wooden decking. With the exception of the tors, much of this walk is man-made. North Dartmoor can be wilder and often more daunting than its softer, southern half. High Willhays, Yes Tor, Hangingstone Hill and Cranmere Pool . As I walked across the dam, water and machinery could be heard rumbling away deep beneath the concrete superstructure. Black Tor overlooks the West Okement River and this view offered peaceful shelter from the inquisitive autumnal wind, I remembered that same wind at Bignor and Chanctonbury Ring. Dartmoor's (& Devon's) highest point. point however. This video is unavailable. It sits at over 2,000 feet, 2039 feet to be exact. Get directions to the start of this … High Willhays is Dartmoor’s highest point and, when you stand next to its summit cairn, you are almost certainly the highest person in Devon and any other counties further south than the Brecon Beacons. The weather wasn’t set to change any time soon, grey lead sky but no mist or rain forecast, so plenty of time to explore beyond High Willhays. Walks up High Willhays High Willhays and Yes Tor is an excellent walk in the Dartmoor National Park. Yes Tor (243) High Willhays (244) Hewitts (178) High Willhays (173) Marilyns (176)  High Willhays (57) HuMPs (444) High Willhays (100) Route. From Meldon Viaduct I retraced my steps back towards the car park at the reservoir. Beautiful rolling countryside surrounds the high moors adding to the scenic contrasts enjoyed by visitors. Walk Summary There are only two Nuttalls in Dartmoor and both are within ½ mile of each other so can be completed on the same walk, but as Devon is over 300 miles from home it seems a long way to go for just one days walking. His nose sniffed the calm air and his eyes scanned the distant valley slopes. High Willhays was a nicer summit than Yes Tor, with no permanent huts or radio masts, just a fine pyramidal crag and a large cairn. Walkers are welcomed when the range is not being used and to avoid disappointment, a freephone number (0800 458 4868) is available, which has a recorded message giving availability. This has been viewed 0 times. I had this notion that the northern landscape of Dartmoor was a fenced off landscape, uninviting to hikers. After studying the OS Map at length I decided that I would walk into Okement Hill on the military track before going ‘off-road’ and cutting over to Dinger Tor and then the climb up to High Willhays and Yes Tor before returning to the car via West Mill Tor. Triangulation is basically a mathematical process of measuring angles to other locations that makes accurate map making possible. Head NE down to West Mill Tor and then back down to the roadside. There is a large car park at Meldon Dam, with toilets and a map of the area. I had seen the highest point on Dartmoor and had walked 151 feet above a river on a marvel of Victorian railway engineering. Dartmoor - Yes Tor and High Willhays 28 September 2003. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. The undisputed highest point in Dartmoor and the South West. As the army use the section of Dartmoor which includes High Willhays and Yes Tor it is worth checking the free phone number (0800 4584568) to see if it is in use. Yes Tor was for years thought to be the highest summit on Dartmoor until piped at the post by its companion High Willhays, thanks to modern surveying methods. Distance: 8.2 kilometres. He heard them too. - See 331 traveller reviews, 280 candid photos, and great deals for The Highwayman Inn at Tripadvisor. High Willhays is the highest mountain in Dartmoor, in fact the south west of England. Dartmoor’s highest point is High Willhays, a great lumbering hill on the national park’s north western boundary. I don’t think these intrusions detract from the beauty of the moors. You can follow his blog here too. Given the effort taken in construction it would be a dishonour to not protect them for future generations to stand beneath and look ever upwards. Yes Tor Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map Yes Tor Open Street Map - … Terrain: army tracks, some open moorland, exposed to weather, two fords. High Willhays Walk. For scheduled firing times see www.access.mod.uk or call … I walked west to Black Tor, hoping to find a nice spot for lunch. Dartmoor's (& Devon's) highest point. A short walk south of the car park brings you to the impressive Meldon Dam constructed in 1972. As you walk between these two you can’t fail to notice the rocky outcrop or two beside the path. High Willhays is also known as an English Nuttall (230th highest in England, 399th highest in England & Wales). This is a small tor at a lofty altitude, sitting in between the two high points on Dartmoor, Yes Tor and High Willhays. Rather then climb High Willhays and hike across the top to Yes Tor, I decided to make a beeline directly for Yes Tor and enjoy a bit of downhill walking for a bit! Yes Tor is 2031ft (619m) and High Willhays is 2037ft (621m). These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. Nothing too fancy, just a flat rock with a view. The walk from Yes Tor to High Willhays is about half a mile and clearly marked. We will also stop at Yes Tor, Black tor and Blackator copse. I finished the walk off with a peer through the fencing at the gently decaying rolling-stock of theDartmoor Railway, their fully restored rolling-stock carries tourists and enthusiasts at certain times of the year over 15 miles of track. 10th November. High Willhays is 621 metres above sea level. Beginning at Wembury Bay on the south coast and finishing at Lynmouth, the walk passes through the beautiful countryside of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Also worth a look is the Dartmoor 600, a round of all 5 of the 600m peaks (Cut Hill, Whitehorse, Hangingstone Hill, High Willhays and Yes Tor) starting from Lydford car park by the Dartmoor Inn. I’ve been spoilt for choice lately with Dartmoor dams. Yes Tor is just lower at 619 metres above sea level. We will teach you how to hike safely on the open moor and hills and how to navigate using a map and compass. Sent to us by Andrew Ross, a viewer, this walk was a great day on Dartmoor. Its tiny tor is no match for others in the area. - See 331 traveler reviews, 280 candid photos, and great deals for The Highwayman Inn at Tripadvisor. Join us for a guided walk to High willhays the highest Hill on Dartmoor. I had always imagined the walk to Yes Tor would be a battle against the elements, a challenge of man verses mire; boots verses bog. 10th November. But this time, instead of traversing Sourton Tors, we are going to climb them straight away. Copyright © 1997 - 2020 Walking Britain. High Willhays is a summit in the Dartmoor region or range in England. Meldon Dam Car Park: OS Grid Ref: SX 56154 91787 Longstone Hill: OS Grid Ref: SX 56942 90492 Yes Tor: OS Grid Ref: SX 58072 90155 High Willhays: OS Grid Ref: SX 58032 89217 Black Tor: OS Grid Ref: SX 56627 89490 West Okement River: OS Grid Ref: SX 56052 89827 Meldon Reservoir: OS Grid Ref: SX 55969 90842 Meldon Viaduct: OS Grid Ref: SX 56444 92302. High Willhays and Yes Tor are the only summits in England south of Kinder Scout in the Peak District to rise above 2,000 feet (610 m), apart from Black Mountain on the Welsh border. High Willhays is the highest point in Dartmoor National Park and and the highest point in the county of Devon. High Willhays Walk. This is Hampster Tor. The reality on this grey but dry day was a walk around the edge of Longstone Hill, take an obvious path due west of Yes Tor summit and walk eastwards up to the top and take a photo or three. 6 miles (9 km) Climb to the highest point on Dartmoor on this splendid circular walk in the Dartmoor National Park. Whether you are experienced in map-reading, or have never used a compass before, this guidebook will sharpen your skills and have you exploring new areas in no time. These cookies do not store any personal information. Large red words on the OS Map spell out a warning to hikers and tourists alike: Danger Area restricted access. Ascent - 1250 feet / 379 metres. The Highwayman Inn: Walk to High Willhays Tor. Only when beyond the false summit (the cairn visible from the west) do you then see the trig point and radio mast. High Willhays and Yes Tor can also be accessed from tracks leading from Meldon Reservoir (see below). Littered with UXBs and danger! This excellent return walk skirts Meldon Reservoir before tracing its way across country to the site of the first letterbox – not of the … The ultimate sheep driving machine. The distance by road may be further. From the top of Black Tor you can see the High Willhays and Yes Tor in the distance. A very satisfying walk in my book. Distance: 8.2 kilometres. Yes Tor is the one with the trig. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). Dave watched, knowingly. I was of course very wrong and my hike to Yes Tor, High Willhays and the Meldon Dam and Viaduct proved that. I stopped for a bite to eat, taking shelter out of the wind for a few moments. Yes Tor Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map Yes Tor Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map From Fordsland it's a short step to High Willhays. No routes found but here are a few near you that you might like: Across the Rhinogydd – Rhinog Fawr and Llyn Du. The difference in height between Yes Tor and High Willhays is a modest 2 metres, a little over 6 feet but if your quest is to walk to the highest point on Dartmoor then you need to go to the most southern of the tors at High Willhays, the OS Map shows … Walk de149 Yes Tor and High Willhays from Okehampton Camp. The two peaks are around three miles south of Okehampton and 1.5 miles south east of Meldon Reservoir, so can be visited in tandem with Okehampton and Meldon. A short walk from Yes Tor, once considered the highest point on Dartmoor brings you to High Willhays. Grade - moderate. A short walk from Yes Tor, once considered the highest point on Dartmoor brings you to High Willhays. Most of the walks are circular with a few longer routes that are linear and involve ascents of tors.More information, An instructive guidebook explaining map and compass techniques, to help readers enhance their outdoor experiences. It was a shade under a moderate 8 miles but would allow me to get fairly deep into the moor and also revisit the roof of Dartmoor, High Willhays. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. Your email address will not be published. The undisputed highest point in Dartmoor and the South West. The walk from Yes Tor to High Willhays is about half a mile and clearly marked. With the last of my lunch filling my belly and a healthy dose of wellbeing filling my soul it was time to head back towards Meldon Reservoir via a path along the banks of the West Okement River. 9. I’ve been spoilt for choice lately with Dartmoor dams. This is where I got crafty and left them behind on a narrow path to Lints Tor. County/Area - Devon. About 19 miles depending upon exact route, set up as a run challenge, but would make a good walk. Time was fading as it always does so I walked across the viaduct, wire mesh safety barriers prevent you from getting too close to the edge. Enough time to glance at the map and plot a compass bearing west towards Black Tor, overlooking West Okement River. High Willhays is 621 metres high. Find cottages in Dartmoor for this hike. They each have a certain attraction and charm, perhaps that’s the engineer in me looking at things. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. Or, if you like metric (I do, but feet sounds more impressive), it’s 621 metres. Short Dartmoor Walk High Willhays – Dartmoor’s Highest Point. Walk de139 Yes Tor, High Willhays and Black Tor from Meldon Reservoir. Height gain: 238 metres. Route: Meldon Dam car park to High Willhays and back. I apologise for the lack of drama in my opening words, the failing to enthuse. Settling down on a flat slab of granite the wind died away to silence, no longer tugging at my collar. Then north to Yes Tor where there are some more great views. The difference in height between Yes Tor and High Willhays is a modest 2 metres, a little over 6 feet but if your quest is to walk to the highest point on Dartmoor then you need to go to the most southern of the tors at High Willhays, the OS Map shows which.Place a stone, make a wish, nod hello. High Willhays is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (165th highest in England, 288th highest in England & Wales). The walk starts at the car park at Meldon Reservoir and takes you to the 621 metres (2,039 ft) summit via Longstone Hill and Black Tor. At 621 metres High Willhays is only 2 metres taller than its more flouncy, nearest neighbour Yes Tor (a short walk across the plateau) and is often said to look shorter (image Yes Tor trig). It also visits Cranmere Pool. 123 People Used More Information ›› Visit Site › High Willhays Walking Route - Prominic.NET Save www.gps-routes.co.uk. 171 People Used More Information ›› Visit Site › High Willhays Walking Route - Prominic.NET Hot www.gps-routes.co.uk. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); High Willhays and Yes Tor is an excellent walk in the Dartmoor National Park. It really was that easy. There is a large car park at Meldon Dam, with toilets and a map of the area. Dropping down from the dizzy heights of High Willhays, a group of hikers could be spotted in the distance, making their own adventures, parallel to mine. Walk de149 Yes Tor and High Willhays from Okehampton Camp. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. I was thrilled to discover (after the event … Slowly and methodically sheep began to move from right to left, first just a few and then a few more, then perhaps twenty, now forty, must be a hundred. There are 398 Walkhighlanders who have climbed High Willhays. This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. Self Catering & Cottage Holidays - Properties throughout the UK & Europe. Yes Tor and High Willhays Introduction: This Dartmoor walk to Yes Tor and High Willhays takes place to a large extent across the Oakhampton Military Firing Range but do not let this put you off. Dinger Tor, the next landmark, had a mess tent and a crowd. The difference in height between Yes Tor and High Willhays is a modest 2 metres, a little over 6 feet but if your quest is to walk to the highest point on Dartmoor then you need to go to the most southern of the tors at High Willhays, the OS Map shows which. Start – Meldon Reservoir Route – Meldon Reservoir – Longstone Hill – Yes Tor – High Willhays – Fordsland Ledge – Black Tor – Meldon Reservoir Distance – 5 1/2miles Start time – 11am Time taken – 4 1/2hrs Highest Point – High Willhays 621m Weather – Overcast and the tops in cloud, brightened a little on the walk back With a long and varied history there is much evidence of former ages from Neolithic sites to more recent industrial heritage. Ascent - 1250 feet / 379 metres. Yes Tor & High Willhays This walk was planned to be 6 miles, but ended up being nearer 8 miles due to where we parked the car at Okehampton station on the Dartmoor railway. High Willhays is the highest summit on Dartmoor and the only 2000 foot hill. The top can be identified by the large cairn on rock tor. These are ordered below with the most popular ones first. ... VAmbrosini/Shutterstock Meldon Reservoir en route to Cranmere Pool. About High Willhays. There's also a nice circular path heading round the lake to try. Ah, the penny drops, so this will be the summit then. You shouldn’t let the limited public access put you off exploring safely this part of Dartmoor as it is very bleak and atmospheric, drama and remoteness but easily accessible by road. The summit of Highwillhays is clearly marked with a Cairn and on a clear day offers great views. The walk also follows routes which are undefined on the OS map. This makes it and its neighbour, Yes Tor, the only English 2,000+ summits south of Kinder Scout in the Peaks. This strenuous 12km circular walk on Dartmoor's north moor, takes in the highest point (High Willhays) once again as well as a selection of fantastic Tor's (West Mill Tor, Yes Tor and Rowtor) and views of Meldon Resrvoir. Stay safe on the mountains with detailed weather forecasts - for iOS devices or for Android devices. High Willhays. To extend your walking in the area you could try our High Willhays Walk which also starts from the reservoir and visits Yes Tor on the way. After a mile or so on public footpaths and narrow roads, Okehampton Army Camp and the start of the moor is reached. The walk to High Willhays is a long one, and arduous, one and a half kilometres and a climb of 140m from Black Tor, yet the views from up there more than make up for the effort to get there, in fact, you will surely forget the climb once you take in the views. Given the close proximity of Yes Tor to High Willhays, we've avoided repeating summary routes here. Thanks to Malcolm Oakley of South Downs Walking. Dartmoor's a small place and it normally takes us about thirty minutes to cover a mile with young kids. Unlike sunsets that don’t hold his attention for long, this working landscape captivated him whilst I watched and ate my humble lunch. The sharpness of the fractured rocks, the twists and turns of every footstep, water running from every crevice. Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km. While Lucy and Henry were winning one of their classes at the Okehampton & District Show, Stephen and George went for a walk to the top of Dartmoor, the highest point in southern England. The viaduct was opened in 1874 and is still standing proud in 2015. I had an idea what to expect but until I stood directly beneath the towering superstructure I really didn’t know just how awesome it would be. Trev up high on Yes Tor That brooding sky. The reservoir once a natural now flooded valley and the awesome (yes I will use that word) viaduct is very much man-made over nature. Photos cannot do the location justice. Join us for a guided walk to High willhays the highest Hill on Dartmoor. To begin, you wander across relatively flat moorland and then it's a fairly stiff climb to the plateau on which Yes Tor and High Willhays sit. Some is over Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com. The difference in height between Yes Tor and High Willhays is a modest 2 metres, a little over 6 feet but if your quest is to walk to the highest point on Dartmoor then you need to go to the most southern of the tors at High Willhays, the OS Map shows which. High Willhays and Yes Tor are the only summits in England south of Kinder Scout in the Peak District to rise above 2,000ft. The Highwayman Inn: Walk to High Willhays Tor. Walk grading - Learn how each walk is assessed and select a walk to suit your ability and experience by going to Walk Grading Details. Dartmoor Walk. Dartmoor - Yes Tor and High Willhays 28 September 2003. Its tiny tor is no match for others in the area. The route includes the highest land in Southern England together with some wonderful Dartmoor scenery. All the walking routes up High Willhays on Mud and Routes can be found below. High Willhays despite the howling wind was sporting a rather fine cairn. It's very easy to bag both peaks in one walk. Regular updates on how Covid 19 will impact on walking in the UK More info. In a previous life I was fortunate to be able to work in a water treatment plant, so I have a good understanding of all that is hidden below. A short walk from Yes Tor, once considered the highest point on Dartmoor brings you to High Willhays. This, the highest Dartmoor summit, feels more remote, with big wide landscapes stretching to the Devon coast. The walk also follows routes which are undefined on the OS map. Having studied a few places to go, and wanting not to venture too far off the main roads, I decided that stopping at Okehampton just off the A30 in Devon, and undertaking the circular walk from Meldon Reservoir to High Willhays and Yes Tor would be just the ticket. High Willhays is the highest summit on Dartmoor and the only 2000 foot hill. I rearranged a few flat pieces of granite, added a couple of stones and stepped back carefully, having made this part of the moor a few artificially inches higher. Granite outcrops or tors are a feature of the landscape and add visual interest. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. Required fields are marked * Comment. There are 398 Walkhighlanders who have climbed High Willhays. High Willhays Walk. Dartmoor's (& Devon's) highest point. High Willhays, Yes Tor, Hangingstone Hill and Cranmere Pool . After a spell of dry weather, you can walk directly to Yes Tor and High Willhays. Marched up Longstone Hill, then cross country to meet the Yes Tor - High Willhays track, up to HW, then over to YT, then back on the tracks/paths via Black Down. … High willhays - yes tor nice Dartmoor walk. This strenuous 12km circular walk on Dartmoor's north moor, takes in the highest point (High Willhays) once again as well as a selection of fantastic Tor's (West Mill Tor, Yes Tor and Rowtor) and views of Meldon Resrvoir. I had planned crossing Dartmoor as part of my 1,000 mile walk down the length of Great Britain and this walk includes my crossing of the famous moorland. Cranmere Pool. Other Notes: . Of course this didn’t last long and I was soon climbing again to the summit of Yes Tor. Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km. High Willhays (/ ˈwɪliːz, ˈwɪlheɪz / WIL-eez, WIL-hayz), or according to some authorities High Willes, is the highest point on Dartmoor, Devon, at 621 metres (2,039 feet) above sea level, and the highest point in the United Kingdom south of the Brecon Beacons. The route includes the highest land in Southern England together with some wonderful Dartmoor scenery. Only two viaducts of this design remain in the UK and both are thankfully listed structures so hopefully we can enjoy them for many more years to come. Yes Tor is 2031ft (619m) and High Willhays is 2037ft (621m). Very much part of the attraction for me; what the eye doesn’t see, the mind starts to imagine.The plan was to walk from Meldon Reservoir in an easterly direction up to Yes Tor, a location for years I had always wanted to visit. Great Links Tor is 589 metres high. A bit of climbing to do but the ground on the whole is not too rough. The walks all vary in length from 2 to 12 miles long and each route is graded by difficulty from easy to moderate or hard. Great Links Tor is a summit in the Dartmoor region or range in England. High Willhays No ratings yet. Share. 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