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High Willhays
621m (2038ft)

Dartmoor, Devon, England

High Willhays is the highest point in Dartmoor National Park and and the highest point in the county of Devon.

High Willhays is often mistakenly referred to as the highest point in England south of Kinder Scout. In fact Black Mountain (703m) on the border between Herefordshire (England) and Powys (Wales) is considerably higher than both Crowden Head (Kinder Scout) (636m) and High Willhays (621m).


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English Mountain
165th highest in England,
288th in England & Wales

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English Nuttall
228th highest in England,
396th in England & Wales

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English Marilyn
49th highest in England,
726th highest in Great Britain

Walk High Willhays walking UK Mountains in  Dartmoor National Park Devon    England

High Willhays Summit

Photo: David Rodgers

High Willhays is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL28
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Map 191
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



High Willhays is on Peak Bagging Map & Hill Tick List:


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You can walk to the top of High Willhays by using any of these 3 easy to follow route maps:





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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited High Willhays Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged High Willhays

Caroline Winter walked up on May 2nd, 2021 [from/via/route] Meldon CP, reservoir, Yes Tor, High Willhays, Black Tor, river/reservoir [with] Becky [weather] Excellent views. Warm and sunny - First walk away out of lockdown. Tent frozen on awakening, but sunny all day on Dartmoor. Early arrival at CP recommended, as no room on our return from walk. Highlight was the wild ponies and foals, which were within touching distance. Pleasant and not a challenging walk. Can extend distance by walking to viaduct

Kevin Foster climbed on August 16th, 2020 [from/via/route] Yes Tor. [with] By myself. [weather] Cloudy light rain but clearing later in the afternoon - Not much to this one and only marginally higher than Yes Tor but still Devon's highest top and all that. Views were good to the south and west across the wilderness of Dartmoor. Highlight was the descent on the approach to Black Tor came across some wild Dartmoor ponies. They even posed to have their photo taken.

Jacob Everitt bagged on September 25th, 2020 [from/via/route] Okehampton Camp - Yes Tor - High Willhays - Okehampton Camp [weather] Sunny intervals and strong NW wind

Oliver Hunter hiked on May 13th, 2006 [from/via/route] 6 mile walk from Meldon Reservoir, over Yes Tor, High Willhays & Black Tor. [with] Me, Kat, Leon, Chris & Kate. [weather] A bit misty but got some views from the tops. - Found a lovely waterfall to sit and have lunch by.

Dale Tyler summited on April 16th, 2017 [from/via/route] Via the West Okement and Black Tor, from Meldon Reservoir - then on to Yes Tor [with] Kerry & Richard [weather] Lovely day, great visibility

David Wand conquered on August 13th, 2000 [with] Gayle and the girls [weather] Rained in the night but dry for the walk and a light breeze

Mark Davidson scaled on June 13th, 2008 [with] Theresa [weather] Clear & Sunny - Met a load of Army guys in the way down who looked less than chuffed to be there. One of them looked like Gary Lineker!

Stephen Reader walked up on September 21st, 2016 [from/via/route] Meldon Reservoir and Yes Tor [with] Bev & Afia [weather] Cloudy

Christine Shepherd climbed on July 25th, 2016 [from/via/route] Walked from Okehampton Military Camp using walk de149 [with] On my own [weather] Fine to start with turned drizzly but still clear enough to see the way. - One of the easiest 2000ft Mountains to bag.

Janet Wells bagged on August 5th, 2009 [with] Jim

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of High Willhays

Yes Tor from High Willhays (foreground)

Yes Tor from High Willhays (foreground)

Photo: Stephen Dawson (28)

Yes Tor from the cairn on High Willhays

Yes Tor from the cairn on High Willhays

Photo: Pete Barr (5)

High Willhays from the trig point on Yes Tor

High Willhays from the trig point on Yes Tor

Photo: Pete Barr (4)

High Willhays from Yes Tor

High Willhays from Yes Tor

Photo: David Rodgers (5)

High Willhays Summit

High Willhays Summit

Photo: Stephen Dawson (30)


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