Hi, I'm visiting Somerset in a few weeks, am so hoping to visit the torr and St. Micheals, would you say it's possible to get up there with an of-roading buggy?? used to quite rugged terrain, and lifting over gates ect. Can't find anywhere about the access :/ ohh, I so hope I can :) looks amazing :) thank youu :) x
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But Debbie from Magdalene house said there was a easier walk to go there, a litte bus took us to the medium back, from there the slope was not so steep and the view is amazing.
We climbed to the Tor and didn´t get tired.
I think there is a good energy there, the air is very clean, and after stayed a lot there we took the longer way to go down and this way finished at the entrance of Chalice Well.
I love very much to visit Glastonbury, and mainly to go to the Tor.
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Worth walking up for the views and tower at the top. Nice walk up and not too taxing (but certainly no stroll!) there are two ways up, long and gentler or short and steeper!
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I went to Glastonbury with my partner, and had to go to visit the Tor.
We ran up there right to the top and then just relaxed and laid down at the very top of the hills with beautiful views.
Definitely recommended, although get bored after a little bit, but its worth going up there for about half an hour or so.
I love Glastonbury and I love the Tor.
I visit as many times a year as I can. Usually every 6/8 weeks.
Its a 6/7 hour journey for me, on a good day. But as soon as I hit Glastonbury I feel the energy and know I am home.
The Tor is something special to me, a coming home.
When I have reached the top, I sit on the grass and feel glued to the ground.
I have sat there in pouring rain, biting winds and didnt feel a thing.
I love the place so much.
I should be there today, but my cat needed the vet and I couldnt afford both :(
No worries ..... soon :)
No one has mentioned the best time to climb the Tor, which is late afternoon when there is a good chance of mist pouring in over the Somerset Levels. The spectacular view is well described in Dion Fortune’s Glastonbury: Avalon of the Heart. As you descend in the dusk, you are presented with an amorphous white lake stretching as far as you can see in the dimming light, with the occasioanl tree rising up out of it. It is a beautiful experience, one I have had the privilege of seeing and will never forget. I can but hope I will one day see it again.
Beautiful, spacey, amazing place.
Would recommend a visit if you are in the area. It’s a bit of a climb but there are rest places on the way up and hey a pilgrimage is not supposed to be easy!
this is a great if not somewhat strange place!! me and my partner took our little boy here and my partner pushed the pushchair all the way up! soooo steep! when we got to the top we found a huge crowd of people dancing in circles and singing! (seriously i’m not making it up!) turns out they were celebrating some sort of earth mother! great to watch and everyone was friendly. i pleasant suprise and a reward for all that climbing!
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PrincessIOW88, 4 October 2010:
Oh my! what time of year did you go up?? I would love to see that :)
Srqt, 15 September 2011:
Just try any of the major or minor Sabbats. Beltane, Lammas, Samhain, or Imbolc – or Spring or autum equinox, mid-summer, or mid-winter. Some sort of earth mother? That would be the Goddess, here celebrated as the Lady of Avalon. Pop into the Goddess Temple off the HIgh Street, or ask any of these Goddess-worshippers/neo-Pagans/Druids/Witches/Wiccans about their beliefs!
We thought we were cheating and going up an easy way, but it was much, much steeper. When we finally got there, what a great view. Very interestingly, there was some sort of eclipse and there were thousands of birds circling the sky. Never seen anything like it before in my life nor since. Well worth the steep walk.
This is a very steep walk! We walked up from Chalice Well and climbed the actual Tor with its crudely cut steps with our baby girl and her pushchair… or more acurately daddy held her while his best mate and I carried the pushchair between us - it was that steep! The cow’s didnt seem to mind though.
When we finally got to the top we we’re out of breath - it was worth it though. It is an amazing feeling standing on that mystical bit of earth that has been centre stage for so many religious and spiritual beliefs and worship.
The climb down wasnt too bad - we took the other way :)
Hmm, was it worth the walk? Yes. Will it half kill you? Yes. Did my son run all the way up? Yes. Windy like anything on top, and so so busy that i you are looking for anything spiritual you may be disappointed. Amazing views across. Park at the rural museum at the bottom rather than using the aprk and ride.
Glastonbury tor is amazing. Parking is a complete nightmare but once you have a space and begin to climb the huge hill to reach the top of the tor you forget about the parking. The tor is a huge steep hill with an old ruin at the top. The steep slope you need to climb is a bit of a mission for young children or elderly but it is well worth it when you reach the top.
Once at the top you can see for miles the view is something very special. There is also some plaques with information and some background information that you can read. At times it can be a very peaceful place to sit and think but at other times like high season it is just covered in tourist!
The best thing about the Tor is it is completly free you can take a book or picnic and have a free afternoon out. But be warned it is very windy at the top even on a hot sunny day
This is one of my favourite places ever. The sort of place where you could sit all day and not get bored. 360 views. And it is so calm. Someone told me that the feeling of calm is something to do with the convergence of ley lines on the tor. I don’t know a lot about ley lines but there is definitely a beautiful energy up there.
Wowee this is one of my favourite places, perfect place to go to follow on from the chalice well gardens or vice versa. The hill is big but its not that difficult to climb with good steps virtually all the way up. The are cows on the tor which can somtimes obstruct the views: ). I went to glastonbury on a trip 3 years ago at halloween and we had to go before it got dark, iv wanted to say so badly: (!! So So am going this year and cannot wait to sit up in the tor once again in my ridiculasy big jumper listening to some low tempo blue tech!! if you havent been here it is so beautiful, its easy to see the arthurian Legends as your views of the plane bellow are unspoilt. Warm clothes and a wam drink would help you stay in this highly spirtual place when the weather is unpredictable and turns foul as a goul.
Does anybody know were the best places are to go in Glastonbury to socially experience the passing of hallows eve, The Tor goes without saying!: P Thanksy
A punishing climb for the unfit, yet no visit to Glastonbury is complete without climbing the Tor. The views are incredible, and it is really something to see birds flying and gliding at the same height as you.
Sunrise from the Tor is a beautiful experience and highly recommended, however be aware that local farm animals roam freely and leave their droppings behind!
Some people actually camp on the Tor to watch the sunrise, but I wouldn’t recommend it!
Gets very windy at the top, so be careful. A massively long hike to get all the way up, but worth it for the views alone. Does tend to be a spot for hippies these days though also, so watch out for that.
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