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Name:North Hessary Tor
Hill number:3656
Height:517m / 1696ft
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:Dodd (500-599m), Dewey
(Tu,5,Dew)
Grid ref:SX 57876 74223
Summit feature:trig point on rock tor
Drop:63m
Col:454m  SX575750  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 191
(1:25k) OL28N OL28S
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 123 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
North Hessary Tor > Great Mis Tor from GR: SX 57410 74986Hippster23/10/2019
North Hessary Tor > Great Mis Tor from GR: SX 57410 74986ronaldo33323/10/2019
Dropped off at the phone box and made the short diversion up here before heading N across the moor to Cudliptown via intervening Tumps.agentmancuso06/07/2019
With Jo, circular walk from car park to SSW: Little Mis Tor, Great Mis Tor, Rundlestone Tor and then North Hessary Tor. Weather; sunny, cold wind, good visibility.amblerbob11/04/2019
With Jenx and Bryher from parking at old phone box. Private road to transmitter building and fine tor with perched trig. Misty todaynordicstar31/03/2019
Mist was down. Quick from easy parking at the phone box.jenx31/03/2019
Parked just off main road to north. Gentle walk on warm day.Campbell Singer30/03/2019
Short easy walk from the road with CampbellSteveG30/03/2019
Trig point, walk up road to TV mastcjo30/03/2019
Parked by the side of the B3357 near the telephone box WALKED up the private road to the television station, Tor found on the leftTony Hartry06/03/2019
After Swell Tor,passing the impressive deep watery hole and 100 foot sheer drops of Foggintor Quarry. From here granite was used to build Princetown Prison ( hence the railway trackbed leading there) and further afield Nelson's Column (except for the sandstone statue on top). All quiet up here despite the presence of the huge transmitter mast simultaneously broadcasting across the airwaves all of BBC radio channels and Classic FM .Was that John Humphries I could hear in the light breeze? On a clear night the mast provides an excellent navigational beacon, which I was to use 17 hours later for a bearing on this same run/ walk linking 100 tors in 25 hours. I added to the air chatter to ring ahead to warn my roving support crew ( John and Becks ) that I would be with them shortly for the first road rendezvous.Chris Pearson22/07/2018
See Kitty Tor DescriptionDartmoorman19/07/2018
A round of 4 dewey tors from Princetown: 20k, 5 hrs, unrelentingly hot sun, no breeze, dire. This the first, on to Great Mis Tor.jonglew24/06/2018
Straight along track from Rundlestone.Moorponder22/06/2018
A five mile Dewey outing taking around two hours from the walled car park on the B3357 west of Princetown which was free. First taking in Great Mis tor via the track on the opposite side of road then followed indistinct footpath back to the road and onto North Hessary tor before striking out across country for the car park.WAYNE ROWLETT21/04/2018
From Princetown car park at SX 58898 73466. Took the path past the brewey NNW to the easily accessible summit tor. Returned the same way. Caught in a storm as I descended. Solo.Man of Kernow112/04/2018
petey08/09/2017
A very easy hill to bag. Came up over Hollow Tor (470m)- one of Terry Bound's A to Z of Dartmoor Tors (ISBN: 0 946651 43 4).Dangerous Dave11/06/2017
Parked alongside telephone box in Rundlestone at 575749 - Up service road and then along W. side of wall to mast & nearby trig point. (PM)gerrybowes22/04/2017
Great Mis Tor, North Hessary Tor.ijpowell22/04/2017
5th Dewey of the day from parking the car at 575749. 1 mile and 25 minutes with GB.bolton22/04/2017
Low cloud meant this was only visible when right close by! Mast nearby. Trig on top of tor appears to be HP. Felt sorry for three large school groups practising for 10 tors. From layby just outside Princetown to avoid car park charges.Denise 18/03/2017
Walked from Princetown over wet grassy moorland in thick mist. Tor topped by trig pillar.RichardM18/03/2017
Up and down from Princetown.rhalstead05/03/2017
Easy stroll from road, summit tor surrounded by mudColin Crawford17/01/2017
Revisit with Colin.Chris Peart17/01/2017
Fine rocky summit.RobertP17/10/2015
7/8 Quick walk up access road from north and if you miss the trig pillar go to specsavers immediately !Fergalh31/05/2015
Easy walk up the track with Ian Brown to bag this trig and Dewey.Dugswell224/08/2014
Although the metalled track from Rundlestone to the mast has a private notice at the start it also has a stile suggesting access is available for walkers. Can pull in alongside the telephone box for a shorter bag.moorsman20/08/2014
With Denise from CP at Pump HouseCrib Goch01/07/2014
Before Tom's wedding from pumphouse. Bit wet underfoot at start but otherwise good underfoot. Watch when approaching North Hessary Tor. The stile after the passing place on the mast approach road is a false trail - keep on to the mast.SS28/06/2014
Parked at Foggintor car park and walked a circular route via Foggintor quarry, the old railway track to near Princetown, then ascending Hessary tor past the source of the Meavy and up to the mast.fostersm06/06/2014
Up from quarries to west -now 4 hours in to the ''big run with the gang - raining - and cold -everyone wet -starting to think of options. Lesley and Nick packed in at Merrivale -hitched back to car. rest of us continued for another 4 wet hours.Chris Pearson03/05/2014
On a wet day whilst Josh was at Plymouth University open day.simon and co05/04/2014
From Princetownglewis1008/03/2014
Date to clarify, Cotwold TrainingN.Morters01/05/2013
Sunny day out walking on the moorsStephenfarmer20/04/2013
Ascent from Hollow Tor, on the way to Princetown.KatieJayne02/03/2013
Walked up from Princetown to bag trig point.DanTrig25/07/2012
Easy parking by telephone box to NNW. Private road only goes to the communications tower so no problem walking along it if its wet - like it was.destaylor30/06/2012
Galltywenallt30/06/2012
With G. Princetown > North Hessary Tor > Great Mis Tor > Sharpitor via dismantled railway > Leathor Tor > Hart Tor > Princetown.RT197029/06/2012
P at start of track to mast. Trig on tor.chrisbien24/05/2012
Visited whilst geocaching.CornishGazza14/01/2012
Start ~ 575496. Walked up track to radio mast, with Maccy. Steady rain and cloud.steve hudson26/05/2011
Took path from Princetown. Strong winds and snow with occasionally deep drifts. Had to dodge lumps of ice being blown off the top of the summit aerial. Great fun!Herbert Anchovy31/03/2010
Part of 10 Tors training hikeChris Derrick20/03/2010
Parked at entrance to private road at SX 57563 74958. Trig pillar bolted to highest point of tor.David Gradwell09/04/2009
With Lesley from Princetown -circular walk over North Hessary Tor - Great Mis Tor -Roos Tor - Great Staple tor - Merrivale and around the old quarries to add out and back to south Hessary Tor. B&B at Postbridge for 3 nights.Chris Pearson20/02/2009