The tors of Dartmoor are possibly one of its biggest attractions – from accessible family friendly places like Hay tor in the east or Sharpitor in the west, through to more difficult to get to locations such as Fox Tor or Watern Tor. And, of course, there is Fur Tor – queen of the moor – which is the most remote outcrop of them all. And also one which I’ve yet to visit by the way.
While I’ve not challenged myself to visit all of the Dartmoor tors, I’ve decided to visit as many as possible. For each tor that I visit, I will collect a publishable photo. My rule is that I take the photo of the tor, or from the tor, whichever provides the best view. Yes, I know that this may well lead to an obsession. However, there are so many that I’m sure that I will never complete the list.
As for the list of tors, well, what is the list? There are many more tors than are marked on the OS maps, so lets ignore that for starters. And they are not all called something tor. There are hills, rocks, barrows and beacons to count as well. Wikipedia has a list but, by its own admission, it is incomplete. Several more lists have been put together by enthusiasts, and I had been using Dave Bellamy’s, altough his site no longer seems accessible. One reason for using his listis that he provided a list of GPS resources. I used this list to plug into tools like Google Maps and Viewranger to help in my travels and the points on the map below (image only, not zoomable) are based on that list. Perhaps I should base my list on the more comprehensive one compiled by the Tors of Dartmoor team, but I feel I'd never finish that.
Please click on the map below to come exploring with me.