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This walk: 2013-8-11. Fur Tor, Bagga Tor, South Common Plantation, military hut, Great Mis Tor, Great Links Tor, cairn, burrow, flag pole, Tavy Hole, Ring Rock, tethering ring, Lynch Tor.

Walk details below - Information about the route etc.

Link to Google Satellite view of the area - including the GPS track of the walk.

Bing and Google maps side by side - but no GPS track.

 

Bagga Tor, at SX 5481 8058, elevation 372 metres (1220 feet) .....

 

Zomed view.

 

South Common Plantation with Baggator Brook to the left.

 

Military hut at the gate onto the Merrivale Firing Range, with a red light for display when there is night firing.

 

Closer view of the circular South Common Plantation.

 

Looking back at the area from whence we came.

 

Zoomed view to Great Staple Tor, SX 542 760, elevation 455 metres (1492 feet).

 

View to Hare Tor (left), Sharp Tor (between the two larger tors) and Great Links Tor (centre) .....

 

Great Links Tor, SX 5511 8675, elevation 589 metres (1922 feet).

 

Cairn at SX 56547 81571, marking a branch in the old peat-cutters track.

 

A strange burrow-like feature at SX 57341 81906 .....

 

Internal view of the "burrow".

 

Distant view of Fur Tor.

 

Fur Tor, in more detail: the main rock pile is situated at SX 58747 83058, elevation 572 metres (1876 feet). Click the image to see a larger version.

 

Flag pole at SX 57613 81894.

 

Detail showing the secure flag box?

 

Tavy Hole-1 behind .....

 

Tavy Hole-2.

 

Ring Rock at the head of the bend in Tavy Hole (mentioned in Hemery, pages 888 & 975) .....

 

Ring Rock, zoomed .....

 

Ring Rock, zoomed and cropped, to show the iron ring (centred) that was once used to tether a horse.

 

Slip in the peat that is quite deep.

 

Great Mis Tor, again.

 

Zoomed view to Cut Hill.

 

Closer to Fur Tor .....

 

Closer view of the main rock pile .....

 

Alternative view .....

The following photographs (down to the frog) were all taken at Fur Tor .....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dartmoor CAM movie. TIP .....
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A 360 panorama taken from alongside Fur Tor.

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File size: 6.2 MB.
Length 38 secs

 

The "other side" of the pile .....

 

Great Kinks Tor in the distance .....

 

Zoomed view - weird light/colours.

 

 

 

Looking for a letter box.

 

Looking at the view.

 

The view up the Amicombe valley.

 

From one rock pile to another.

 

 

 

Zoomed view to Great Mis Tor.

 

 

Dartmoor CAM movie. TIP .....
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Climbing Fur Tor - Part 1

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File size: 7 MB.
Length 42 secs

 

 

Dartmoor CAM movie. TIP .....
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Climbing Fur Tor - Part 2: at the top.

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Length 18 secs

 

On top of Fur Tor.

 

Photographing the weathered rock pan on top of the tor.

 

It's full of water, see!

 

Dartmoor CAM movie. TIP .....
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Coming down from the top of Fur Tor.

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Length 29 secs

 

Another tethering ring in the rocks, at SX 58805 83053.

 

Zoomed view to High Willhays (in the cloud shadow), SX 580 894, elevation 621 metres (2037 feet), with Yes Tor beyond,  SX 580 901, elevation 619 metres (2030 feet).

 

 

 

A lot of rocks around here!

 

Looking down the Tavy, with Hare Tor beyond?

 

As previous photograph.

 

Last view of Fur Tor?

 

A Common Frog seen on the the way back.

 

Final view of Fur Tor.

 

Sand lizard.

 

Lynch Tor, SX 564 806, elevation 517 metres (1696 feet).

 

Last look at Bagga Tor, near the car park.

 

Walk details

MAP: Red = GPS satellite track of the walk.



© Crown copyright and database rights 2012  Ordnance Survey Licence number 100047373
Also, Copyright © 2005, Memory-Map Europe, with permission.

 

This walk was reached by driving to park at Baggator Gate, at SX 54632 80553. This was done by driving through Peter Tavy and Cudlipptown and on via Wapsworthy to the end of the road.

 

Statistics
Distance - 12.7 km / 7.89 miles.
 

 

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