Highest point on the wild windswept moor of Dartmoor, grid reference SX580893 OS map 191. Mostly made up of Granite which at one time time may have had a height greater than the Himalayas but subsequently eroded. The whole area has a very mysterious feel to it and is very isolated. The summit is in the middle of an army firing range so if you are going to visit check that it is safe to do so by contacting Okehampton police station.
|Best months for climbing:||Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct|
|Nearest major airport:||Exeter|
NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
There are 3 trip reports for High Willhays.
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- Log #21112 - by Ben Weetman on Dec 07, 2007OK straight off the high willhays is as easy as a mountain gets on its own but my experience and reccomendation is that if youre interested in this peak tie it in with the other big hills on the moor...
- Log #19069 - by Jake Robertson on July 28, 2005Climbed it on my first backpacking trip a year ago. Low cloud occasionally lifted to reveal distant views over Dartmoor, Devon and Cornwall. The start of 5 days of wet wandering over Dartmoor. I...
- Log #15640 - by
Nigel Rowell on Jan 21, 2003High Willhays is not only the highest point on Dartmoor,but also the highest point in southern England.While it is only 2039 feet it is still a good feeling to think you are the highest person for...