Ascent of High Willhays on 2018-06-23
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Saturday, June 23, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||2037 ft / 620 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFrom Meldon Reservoir where there is a pay and display car park. Then over the dam and straight ahead there is an informal path that leads directly upwards. After 100m of ascent I intersected a track and followed it up and around Longstone Hill until the 430m contour line where I broke off to the east and made my way up rough grassy ground. I passed by the warning posts which indicated that no army activity was occurring today and then up more steeply towards Yes Tor.
Yes Tor is festooned with a trig and communications equipment. But it is a great viewpoint over the undulating Dartmoor plateau and also to the north.
Tracks lead south towards High Willhays over a broad shallow col, weave around some tors and then lead to the highest tor with its cairn. The views are not quite as good here but there is a greater sense of space. As the ground was tinder dry I then headed straight down northwest to pick up the track again a little to the north of Black Tor. The return route took me via the cairn on Longstone Hill and back the way I had come.
A nice short outing covering the high point of Devon and Dartmoor National Park following my ascent of the high point of Cornwall earlier in the day.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||85 ft / 25 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country|
| Gain on way in:||85 ft / 25 m|
| Start Trailhead:||1952 ft / 594 m|
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