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Name:South Hessary Tor
Hill number:17497
Height:454m / 1490ft
Parent (Ma):2877  High Willhays
RHB Section:40: Cornwall & Devon
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Dartmoor
County/UA:Devon (CoU)
Catchment:Dart, Catchment Boundaries, Tamar
Watershed:Plymouth Sound
Class:Tump (400-499m)
(Tu,4)
Grid ref:SX597723 (est)
Drop:35m
Col:419m  SX587734  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 191
(1:25k) OL28S
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 36 users)ByDate of Ascent
With Jo, from parking area to SSE. Continued walk to Cramber Tor trig and also visited the environs of the disused Whiteworks Tin Mine. Weather; sunny, warm with good visibility.amblerbob09/04/2019
Up from Feathers campsite at Princetown, before breakfast, good path all way and nice easy scramble up the tornordicstar01/04/2019
Quickly up and back before breakfast. A good start to the month.jenx01/04/2019
after Trigpoint, lots of young walkers training fro 10 tors out todaycjo30/03/2019
From parking area on minor road south of Princetown. Good path running N to this tor, then over rough ground for a km for the trig pilar. Weather remains blisteringly hot with no breeze.jonglew25/06/2018
Straight up on thready path across access land from the lane to the NE.Moorponder22/06/2018
1/11 (South Hessary Tor/Bellever Tor/Laughter Tor/Sharp Tor/Hayne Down/Pepperdon Down/Blackingstone Rock/Nattadown Common/Meldon Hill/Uppacot Down/Piddledown Common)Fergalh07/10/2017
1km walk on gravel path from road near plume and feathers inn, Princetown. HP on n side of tor, also rusty metal post further S. Did not visit Trig on this occasion.Denise 21/10/2016
Upgraded path (cycle route?) from Princetown. A delightful little tor, N top slightly higher than S top.RichardM21/10/2016
Dartmoor Crossingbenwloudon23/07/2016
Cloudy, bits of rain and a wind that was like ice blowing from the south west. Still an easy walk along the path from behind the plume of feathers pub. Continued on towards Nun's cross before returning along the same pathfostersm11/01/2015
Verge parking to south east after disused quarry. Access to the open access from here involves either negotiating the old stones in the quarry then a barbed wire fence .... or just the fence if hopping over from the road.moorsman20/08/2014
Revisit for Myrddyn's newly discovered 454m summit, a nice tor with some decent scrambling although the ascent from the S side is just a walk. From NE, parking in small disused quarry.RHW12/04/2014
On way to local pillar. In and out car. Very quick.Dusty08/04/2014
Clarify dates, Cotswold trainingN.Morters01/05/2013
Visited whilst geocaching.CornishGazza04/02/2012
With Lesley from Princetown -circular walk over North Hessary Tor - Great Mis Tor -Roos Tor - Great Staple tor - Merrivale and round te old quarries to add out and back to south Hessary Tor. B&B at Postbridge for 3 nights.Chris Pearson20/02/2009
Letterboxing.PK109/04/2006
(old 453m summit:) dullish tussocky summit. b/w from NW, parking in pub car park briefly if not busyRHW05/09/2004
Wet days walk before the mountaineering club's annual dinner.Swindon Bagger06/11/1999
K With Richard in the snowcrazy05/02/1994
Retrospectively logged. Date recorded in a copy of The A to Z of Dartmoor Tors by Terry Bound. In the days long before web site such as this. In most cases only first visits are recorded.Anthony Vosper03/07/1991
carole engel23/06/2018
mae08/10/2017
MM02/09/2016
hillplodder05/01/2015
bwm25/08/2014
paulm07/06/2014
KatieJayne12/05/2013
RocksRock08/09/2012
Lesley Atchison22/02/2009
andrew.allum01/01/2000
Tricky11/02/1996
Chris Peart09/12/1990
anne336614/04/1990
IainT23/07/1989