Walk de177 Yes Tor and High Willhays from Meldon Reservoir

Dartmoor's (& Devon's) highest point


Route outline for walk de177:

Meldon Reservoir  -  Longstone Hill  -  Yes Tor  -  High Willhays  -  Dinger Tor  -  Brim Beck  -  Kneeset Nose  -  Sandy Ford  -  West Okement River  -  Black-a-Tor Copse  -  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).


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

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). High Willhays is also classified as an English Marilyn (49th highest in England, 726th highest in the UK).

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, 413th highest in England & Wales).

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 de177 Yes Tor and High Willhays from Meldon Reservoir

In no particular order . . .

The bridge at the southern end of Meldon Reservoir

The bridge at the southern end of Meldon Reservoir

Photo: David Rodgers (12)

West Mill Tor from Yes Tor with Okehampton and North Devon in background

West Mill Tor from Yes Tor with Okehampton and North Devon in background

Photo: Pete Barr (3)

West Mill Tor from Yes Tor

West Mill Tor from Yes Tor

Photo: David Rodgers (7)

West Mill Tor from Yes Tor with Okehampton and North Devon in background

West Mill Tor from Yes Tor with Okehampton and North Devon in background

Photo: Pete Barr (2)

Vellake Weir at Vellake Corner

Vellake Weir at Vellake Corner

Photo: David Rodgers (11)

Meldon Reservoir

Meldon Reservoir

Photo: David Rodgers (1)

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)

The West Okement River

The West Okement River

Photo: David Rodgers (10)

Entering the firing range on Yes Tor

Entering the firing range on Yes Tor

Photo: David Rodgers (3)

Dinger Tor

Dinger Tor

Photo: David Rodgers (9)


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