Walk de139 Yes Tor, High Willhays and Black Tor from Meldon Reservoir

Dartmoor's (& Devon's) highest point


Route outline for walk de139:

Meldon Reservoir  -  Longstone Hill  -  Okehampton Army Firing Range  -  Yes Tor  -  High Willhays  -  Black Tor  -  West Okement River  -  Vellake Weir  -  Meldon Reservoir



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

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).

The odd shaped lumps of rock strewn across so many of the South West's tors are collectively known as 'clitter'.


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
1
English
Mountain
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
2
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is High Willhays at 621m (2038ft). High Willhays is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (165th highest in England, 288th highest in England & Wales) High Willhays is also known as an English Nuttall (228th highest in England, 396th highest in England & Wales) and an English Marilyn (49th highest in England, 727th highest in the UK). High Willhays is the highest point in Dartmoor National Park and and the highest point in the county of Devon.

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Yes Tor at 619m (2031ft). Yes Tor is also known as an English Nuttall (237th highest in England, 412th highest in England & Wales). The summit of Yes Tor is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

This walk 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)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk de139 Yes Tor, High Willhays and Black Tor from Meldon Reservoir

In no particular order . . .

Walk de139 Yes Tor, High Willhays and Black Tor from Meldon Reservoir - Yes Tor Summit

Yes Tor Summit

Photo: Stephen Dawson (31)

Walk de139 Yes Tor, High Willhays and Black Tor from Meldon Reservoir - Black Tor

Black Tor

Photo: Jon Eckersall (23)

Walk de139 Yes Tor, High Willhays and Black Tor from Meldon Reservoir - Yes Tor from High Willhays (foreground)

Yes Tor from High Willhays (foreground)

Photo: Stephen Dawson (28)

Walk de139 Yes Tor, High Willhays and Black Tor from Meldon Reservoir - Entering the firing range on Yes Tor

Entering the firing range on Yes Tor

Photo: David Rodgers (3)

Walk de139 Yes Tor, High Willhays and Black Tor from Meldon Reservoir - Ascending Longstone Hill from Meldon Reservoir with Sourton Tors on the horizon

Ascending Longstone Hill from Meldon Reservoir with Sourton Tors on the horizon

Photo: Pete Barr (1)

Walk de139 Yes Tor, High Willhays and Black Tor from Meldon Reservoir - Approacing Black Tor

Approacing Black Tor

Photo: Jon Eckersall (18)

Walk de139 Yes Tor, High Willhays and Black Tor from Meldon Reservoir -

Photo: Samantha Lucas (2)

Walk de139 Yes Tor, High Willhays and Black Tor from Meldon Reservoir - Meldon Reservoir

Meldon Reservoir

Photo: David Rodgers (13)

Walk de139 Yes Tor, High Willhays and Black Tor from Meldon Reservoir - On Yes Tor

On Yes Tor

Photo: David Rodgers (4)

Walk de139 Yes Tor, High Willhays and Black Tor from Meldon Reservoir - On Black Tor

On Black Tor

Photo: Jon Eckersall (19)

Walk de139 Yes Tor, High Willhays and Black Tor from Meldon Reservoir - Black Tor

Black Tor

Photo: Jon Eckersall (21)

Walk de139 Yes Tor, High Willhays and Black Tor from Meldon Reservoir - Meldon Reservoir

Meldon Reservoir

Photo: David Rodgers (1)

Walk de139 Yes Tor, High Willhays and Black Tor from Meldon Reservoir - Meldon Viaduct from Meldon Reservoir

Meldon Viaduct from Meldon Reservoir

Photo: Stephen Dawson (29)

Walk de139 Yes Tor, High Willhays and Black Tor from Meldon Reservoir - The West Okement River

The West Okement River

Photo: David Rodgers (10)

Walk de139 Yes Tor, High Willhays and Black Tor from Meldon Reservoir - Yes Tor summit Trig Point

Yes Tor summit Trig Point

Photo: David Rodgers (6)

Walk de139 Yes Tor, High Willhays and Black Tor from Meldon Reservoir - Black Tor

Black Tor

Photo: Jon Eckersall (20)

Walk de139 Yes Tor, High Willhays and Black Tor from Meldon Reservoir - High Willhays Summit

High Willhays Summit

Photo: Stephen Dawson (30)

Walk de139 Yes Tor, High Willhays and Black Tor from Meldon Reservoir - Yes Tor from the cairn on High Willhays

Yes Tor from the cairn on High Willhays

Photo: Pete Barr (5)

Walk de139 Yes Tor, High Willhays and Black Tor from Meldon Reservoir - High Willhays from the trig point on Yes Tor

High Willhays from the trig point on Yes Tor

Photo: Pete Barr (4)

Walk de139 Yes Tor, High Willhays and Black Tor from Meldon Reservoir - West Mill Tor from Yes Tor

West Mill Tor from Yes Tor

Photo: David Rodgers (7)


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