By: Blonde One

Four Winds to Great Mis Tor

NB  Check the army live firing times if you intend to wander beyond Great Mis Tor. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dartmoor-firing-programme

Four Winds car park is not named on the OS map, SX561749 (leave Princetown on the B3357 towards Tavistock), but it  is easy to spot because it has walls and trees round it.  Cross the road from there and head up the hill (and up the map) towards Little Mis Tor – it is a clear track and easy to follow.  Little Mis Tor is pretty cool, kind of square and boxy.  You have a choice of direction now;

a) Below (South) Little Mis Tor and between the wall and the path you have just come up are some hut circles which are fun to hunt out.  There are also some disused tin workings.  See if you can find these and then rejoin the path to return to the car park.

b) Continue up the hill to Great Mis Tor (not recommended in poor visibility).  Great Mis (clue in the name) is a much bigger tor which is fun to explore and has some great views.  You can’t go much further than this within your hour so after your cup of tea, turn around and follow the path back down again.