5 of 5 (2 votes)

Kitty Tor and Great Links Tor

A moderate walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in national park Dartmoor starting and finishing in Devon, England, about 11.70km (7.27 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 4:15h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 352m (1154ft)
Descent 370m (1213ft)
Max. Elevation 580m (1902ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 722m (2367ft)
Distance 11.70km
Duration ~4:15h
Ordnance Survey Map
Created by Anonymous Walker on 02 Mar 2015
This walk on the western side of Dartmoor heads over two of the popular local highpoints - Kitty Tor and Great Links Tor. It's a straightforward walk for Dartmoor, but the ground around Kitty Tor needs good navigation skills in bad weather. The walk can be done in either direction, as Sourton and Lydford are both on the hourly bus that runs between Plymouth and Okehampton.

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Take the bus to Sourton. The path starts just by the church.
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You soon leave the main path and clamber over Sourton Tors. The nearby earthworks are where a local fish company used to freeze the water to keep their fish fresh.
About 1.06 km (~0.66 miles) from
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Keep heading uphill to this outcrop, where Bishop Branscombe was once offered lunch by a stranger. Luckily he saw it was the Devil before taking the food! Dartmoor is full of nonse--, sorry myths and legends such as this.
About 1.22 km (~0.76 miles) from
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Continue heading uphill onto Kitty Tor for a spectacular view across the moor.
About 2.21 km (~1.37 miles) from
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Retrace your steps slightly, but then veer southwest via Woodcock Hill (saves dropping down and having to regain the height to the next waypoint).
About 1.23 km (~0.76 miles) from
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Next high point is Great Links Tor.
About 0.77 km (~0.48 miles) from
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Drop into the lull between Great Links Tor and Chat Tor and pick up the path heading west down to Lydford.
About 0.64 km (~0.4 miles) from
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The track takes you back to Lydford, on the same bus route as Sourton.
About 2.79 km (~1.73 miles) from
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If time allows, head to the Castle Inn for a post-walk pint (just past the Post Office): www.castleinnlydford.com
About 1.38 km (~0.86 miles) from

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