Sittaford Tor and Hartford Tor

This is an unmarked hike (but mainly obvious paths during clear days) located on the easter side of Dartmoor National Park. During this trip, you will enjoy peaceful moors, great views from tops and stone circles historic site.

Technical sheet
No. 3718201
A Dartmoor Forest walk posted on 01/08/20 by charentimoy. Update : 25/11/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h40[?]
Distance Distance : 6.75mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 659ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 692ft
Highest point Highest point : 1739ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 1093ft
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Dartmoor
Location Location : Dartmoor Forest
Starting point Starting point : N 50.59331° / W 3.913593°
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Grey wethers Sittaford Tor view moorland

Description

Park your car at Postbridge car park close to the visitor centre (mentioned sign).

(D/A) Start the path behind public toilets turning right and leading to a gate. Go straight up (path steeper and steeper) along the low wall leading to the gate on your right (left the other one you can see on your left).
From this point, the path a bit less visible. Go up in the moor slightly taking away from the low wall on your right.

(1) Then, you will target another low wall you can see far away and you should gradually see a triangular rock. The stile you have to take is just after this particular rock.
From the flat top, follow straight down the clear path until East Dart River.

(2) Cross the river on large and flat granitic rocks (red colour) and ascend this second flat top leading to small distinctive isolated rocks you will see quickly in the moor.
The path (more or less marshy and clear) goes straight Northeast across the moor to Sittaford Tor ahead of you. Climb the wooden ladder, you reached Sittaford Tor! Enjoy the view, particularly northwards. You can also see Cut hill, even Bellever Tor southwards.

(3) Go down heading Fernworthy Forest (the low wall leading to the forest is on your left) until you reach a preserved piece of history named" Grey Wethers". These two stone circles are around 5000 years old!

(4) Follow the path on the right towards the East Dart River valley, then bear left at the fork.

(5) Continue straight, you will take a small stile over a low wall. Bear slightly left towards the tor you can see : this is Hartland Tor overlooking Postbridge area.
Continue down the path leading to several gates close to East Dart River. Cross the field which joins the road close to the car park on your right. Don't forget to glance at the stunning clapper bridge along the road.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 1125ft - Postbridge car park
1 : mi 1.47 - alt. 1568ft - Triangular rock
2 : mi 1.95 - alt. 1558ft - East Dart River
3 : mi 3.69 - alt. 1575ft - Grey wethers (stone circles)
4 : mi 3.98 - alt. 1503ft - Fork
5 : mi 5.13 - alt. 1319ft - Small stile
D/A : mi 6.75 - alt. 1122ft - Postbridge car park

Useful Information

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