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Great Trowlesworthy Tor – Dartmoor

Kids sat on Great Trowlesworthy Tor

So today I decided to take the boys to Great Trowlesworthy Tor for a walk as Mrs was working. It’s somewhere I have been walking before when I was younger, but I haven’t been there for some time.

The weather was a little cloudier than it has been of recent but they were all still up for it. Great Trowlesworthy Tor is located near to Cadover Bridge on Trowlesworthy Warren at grid reference SX579643.

Great Trowlesworthy Tor is a smallish tor but there are fantastic views and things to see. The area is well known for its bronze age history along and the larger number of split rocks that litter the hillside due to the stone cutters that once worked in the area.

Our Walk up Great Trowlesworthy Tor

We parked the van at Trowlesworthy Car Park and started off walking up to the tor.

Dartmoor view

About half way between the car park and the tor, we came across a leat which had several small bridges across it which was handy as it was just a little too wide for all of us to jump across.

Dartmoor Leat

Of course, as our dog Alfie is a Sproodle (Spaniel cross Poodle) the inevitable happened and he had to jump in and have a paddle. The only problem was, the water was a little bit smelly!

Alfie in the leat

There’s one thing that always surprises me. In the very distance along the skyline you can see a small mound. This mound is actually Brentor Church which sits high upon the hill. Now the amazing thing about it is you can see Brentor Church from all over Dartmoor due to its height.

View across to Brentor

As yo can see, although we escaped the rain, the clouds were in full form for our walk! The views however, are still spectacular.

View from the tor
Looking out across Cadover Bridge

Here we are finally on top of the tor, it’s quite a large mound but easily scalable. The kid were pleased to climb to the top and were desperate to wave and get a photo.

Kids sat on Great Trowlesworthy Tor

Theres nothing better than a walk on Dartmoor irrespective of the weather. The kids absolutely loved our little adventure up Great Trowlesworthy Tor and have asked if we can head out again fairly soon to climb another.

Kids sat on to of the tor

Finally not to be left out, Alfie also wanted to climb the tor and seemed to love the wind blowing in his hair!

Alfie on top of Great Trowlesworthy Tor
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