Rough Tor walk
Start: Rough Tor car park
Finish: Rough Tor car park
Length: 3 miles
When I first did this walk, including Brown Willy, I was 18 and on holiday with my family. This included my granny, Uncle Will, Austra and Tamara.
The intention was to follow walk number 21, from the AA No Through Roads book.
Unfortunately I was not able to follow the first section to the Charlotte Dymonde Memorial because it was fenced off. So I gave up doing the exact route and went my own way.
At first the ascent is gradual, over grass and a clear track leads up to the dip between Showery Tor and Little Rough Tor.
The section between these 2 tors is still broad and grassy, but gets more rocky as you climb up to the top of Little Rough Tor.
Brown Willy, which is slightly higher than Rough Tor, can be seen across the valley. The option to include Brown Willy in your walk is suggested, but I could not see any clear route or footpath. It adds another 2-3 miles to the walk.
From the top, Rough Tor is a short distance but can be a tricky scramble over large boulders.
Near to the summit is a brass memorial plaque.
The 2 large summit tors are very impressive and the one has a very large logan stone which is easily rocked.