Roos Tor & Cox Tor - Dartmoor

This walk incorporates: Cox Tor, Roos Tor, Great Staple Tor, Middle Staple Tor

Walk Introduction

This walk involves visiting 7 features of interest and a whole heap of walking, about 3 miles by my estimate, the scenery however brings no boundaries. On top of the world within twenty minutes and in the serenity of Dartmoor and its Fauna and Flora.

Details of the walk were set out to be simple, yet challenging, it was designed to be undertaken alongside my seven year old son, and so escapism, with safety was the plan. Quick and simple escape routes imperative. Al though a fine February afternoon, the weather can change within a short time, a full equipment check and a pleasant stroll was all that was required at a pace set by the slowest in the group. This I went on to find out was me, the author. C'est la vie, never under-estimate the young.This walk has been peppered with interesting sights along the way, I hope that they inspire you to attempt it.

OS Ref Name of Feature Comment


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533 752 Car Park Easily Found
531 762 Cox Tor Tor
531 764 Cairns @ Cox Tor
543 766 Roos Tor Tor
542 760 Gt Staple Tor Tor
540 756 Middle Staple Tor Tor
  Little Staple Tor Tor
535 752 Bridge Tin Workings
533 752 Car Park 3 miles total

Walk Gallery

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Car Park Nr. Barn Hill
SW Dartmoor (Cox Tor)
OS Grid Ref: 533 752
(Car Park OS Ref)

Cox Tor
on ascent from car park
OS Grid Ref: 531 762

View to Great Staple Tor
on ascent of Cox Tor
OS Grid Ref: 542 760

View to Great Staple Tor
on ascent of Cox Tor
OS Grid Ref: 542 760
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View to Great Staple Tor
on ascent of Cox Tor
OS Grid Ref: 542 760


View S/SW from Cox Tor
Spot Height: 442m
OS Grid Ref: 531 762
(Cox Tor OS Ref)

Views around Cox Tor
Spot Height: 442m
OS Grid Ref: 531 762
(Cox Tor OS Ref)

View to Great Staple Tor
Spot Height: 455m
OS Grid Ref: 542 760

View to Great Staple Tor
Spot Height: 455m
OS Grid Ref: 542 760
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View to Middle Staple Tor
from around Cox Tor
OS Grid Ref: 540 765

View of Cox Tor
Spot Height: 442m
OS Grid Ref: 531 762

View of Cox Tor
Spot Height: 442m
OS Grid Ref: 531 762

View East to Peter Tavy
OS Grid Ref: 531 762
(Cox Tor OS Ref)

View to: Cairn on Cox Tor
first cairn from Cox Tor
OS Grid Ref: 531 764
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View to: Great Staple Tor
From Cox Tor
OS Grid Ref: 542 760

View to: Roos Tor
From Cox Tor
OS Grid Ref: 543 766

View of: Cairn on Cox Tor
First Cairn from Cox Tor
OS Grid Ref: 531 764

View of: Cairn on Cox Tor
First Cairn from Cox Tor
OS Grid Ref: 531 764

View on walk to lake between Cox Tor and Gt. Staple Tor
(lake OS ref 536 762)
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View of saddle lake between Cox Tor and Gt. Staple Tor
(lake OS ref 536 762)

View (Fungi) on walk to lake between Cox Tor and Gt. Staple Tor
(lake OS ref 536 762)

View of saddle lake between Cox Tor and Gt. Staple Tor
(lake OS ref 536 762)

View of Great Staple Tor
Spot Height: 455m
OS Grid Ref: 542 760

View to Great Staple Tor
Spot Height: 455m
OS Grid Ref: 542 760
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View to Roos Tor
Spot Height: 454m
OS Grid Ref: 543 766
Note: live firing flag

View across to: Cox Tor
from Great Staple Tor
OS Grid Ref: 531 762

View of Great Staple Tor
Spot Height: 455m
OS Grid Ref: 542 760

View of Great Staple Tor
Spot Height: 455m
OS Grid Ref: 542 760

View to Great Staple Tor
Spot Height: 455m
OS Grid Ref: 542 760
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View to Great Staple Tor
Spot Height: 455m
OS Grid Ref: 542 760

View to Great Staple Tor
Spot Height: 455m
OS Grid Ref: 542 760

View of: Great Staple Tor
Spot Height: 455m
from Middle Staple Tor
OS Grid Ref: 542 760

View to: disused Tin Mine
from Middle Staple Tor
OS Grid Ref: 535 753

View to: Middle Staple Tor
from Middle Staple Tor
OS Grid Ref: 540 756
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View of: Middle Staple Tor
from Middle Staple Tor
OS Grid Ref: 540 756

View S/SW from:
Middle Staple Tor
across Barn Hill to Plymouth

View E from:
Middle Staple Tor
Toward Moorland

View of ancient tin working stone bridge
OS Grid Ref: 535 752

View of ancient tin workings natural spring water
OS Grid Ref: 535 752
 

 

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