Black Hill (Haytor)

Black Hill is a fairly flat topped tor to the north of Haytor. Its a very simple downhill walk from Haytor to this top. An impressive cairn sits at the northernmost end of the hill (shown by the black arrow below), however the high point is an outcrop of rocks 200 metres south (shown by the red arrow below). The views are pretty good (providing the weather is with you!!), with Haytor and Rippon Tor to the south and Hameldown, Hound Tor and Chinkwell Tor to the west. There are no firing ranges near this tor.

Height – 402 metres           OS Grid Reference – SX762789

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Looking to Smallacombe Rocks and Holwell Tor from Black Hill

Looking across to Hound Tor from Black Hill. Hameldown in the long hill on the horizon

Haytor stands out to the south

From the northern cairn you can see Easdon Tor and Hayne Down

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The Duke of Somerset put these markers all over Black Hill (there’s a DS on the other side), this one is marked Prince of Wales