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This walk: 2016-3-31. Sheeps Tor, Narrator, PCWW 1919 pillars, Cuckoo Rock, Down Tor, Great Mis Tor, Combeshead Tor, Cumulus radiatus, Gutter Tor, Leather Tor, Higher Rough Tor, Lower Rough Tor.

Walk details below - Information about the route etc.

 

Old maps .....

Ordnance Survey, Six-inch to the mile, 1st edition - 1886

 

 

Where we walked: Google Satellite view of the area - including the GPS track of the walk (compare with the Ordnance Survey map plus track below)

Previous walks in this area: 18th November 2011 25th January 2012 28th February 2012 and 6th June 2013

 

 

Sheeps Tor (left), SX 566 682, elevation 369 meters (1210 feet), with Narrator right of centre, SX 5669 6939, elevation 360 metres (1181 feet) ..... PCWW 1919 pillar at the right .....

 

Closer view of the pillar .....

 

PCWW stone, SX 57292 68358 = Plymouth Corporation Water Works, erected in 1919 ro mark the edge of the catchment area of Burrator Reservoir (opened 1898); most are inscribed 1917 although there are four at Princetown inscribed 1932.

 

Another stone nearby at SX 57425 68354.

 

Looking down on the corner of Roughtor Plantation at SX 577 683.

 

View to Cuckoo Rock, below Combeshead Tor .....

 

Zoomed view to Cuckoo Rock.

 

Down Tor, SX 579 694, elevation 366 metres (1200 feet) .....

 

Zoomed view of Down Tor.

 

Great Mis Tor, SX 563 769, elevation 538 metres (1765 feet) .....

 

Zoomed view to Great Mis Tor, with a little camera shake.

 

Zoomed view to Sheeps Tor.

 

Combeshead Tor, SX 583 711, elevation 418 metres (1371 feet) .....

 

Zoomed view to Combeshead Tor.

 

Cloudscape showing cumulus clouds, with darkened, flat bases prior to possibly becoming shower clouds ..... possibly Cumulus radiatus (lined up in cloud "streets") seen from the side .....

 

Zoomed view.

 

Gutter Tor, SX 578 668, elevation 340 metres (1115 feet) .....

 

Zoomed view to Gutter Tor.

 

View over water to Leather tor .....

 

Leather Tor, SX 563 700, elevation 380 metres (1246 feet) .....

 

Leather Tor.

 

The mine shaft at the corner of the plantation.

 

Beaver?!

 

Higher Rough Tor, SX 57430 68557, elevation 307 metres (1007 feet), at the top of the hill .....

 

Closer view .....

 

Hollow pan in the top of the tor.

 

Lower Rough Tor, SX 5739 6862, elevation approx. 298 metres (977 feet) - this is from Memory Map because I deleted the waypoint before I reached this point on the page and there was an error of  5 metres (16 feet) in the trees .....

 

Some human scale .....

 

As previous photograph .....

 

Final view of Lower Rough Tor. 

Our thanks to Paul Rendell for pointing us towards the lower tor.

 

Walk details

MAP:  Red = GPS satellite track of the walk.



Crown copyright and database rights 2015.  Ordnance Survey
Licence number 100047373
Use of this data is subject to terms and conditions.
Also, Copyright 2005, Memory-Map Europe, with permission.


 

The walk was accessed from the B3212 road from Yelverton to Dousland, turning right at the Burrator Inn to Burrator Dam, driving past Norsworthy Bridge to the Arboretum car park at the yellow cross on the map. There is a shorter route by going over the dam and turning left before Sheepstor village - the roads here are quite narrow.

Statistics
Distance - 4.31 km / 2.68 miles.
 

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