High Willhays

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.

Elevation (feet): 2,037
Elevation (meters): 621
Continent: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
Latitude: 50.685
Longitude: -4.01
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Nearest major airport: Exeter
Convenient Center: Okehampton

Thanks to Richard Hall and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Trip Reports

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, 2007
    OK 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, 2005
    Climbed 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, 2003
    High 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...