Black Tor (Okehampton)

Black Tor sits in the West Okement valley on the side of an area that tops out at High Willhays. This, however, does not make it a worthless place to visit, far from it, after visiting High Willhays making a beeline down to this tor is a fantastic way to end a day on the high hills. From this tor an easy path beside the West Okement River leads you back to Meldon Reservoir and its car park. A further plus point are the views across to the Corn Ridge which are excellent. Black Tor also sits above another of those high altitude oak woodlands, similar to Wistman’s Wood (near Two Bridges), Black-a-tor copse is another place to see nature at its best. Black Tor sits on the edge of the Okehampton firing range.

Height – 488metres          OS Grid Reference – SX566894

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Heading down from High Willhays to Black Tor in the drizzle

Heading down from High Willhays to Black Tor in the drizzle

Looking back up to the cloud on High Willhays. Fordsland Lodge is the speck on the ridge

Looking back up to the cloud on High Willhays. Fordsland Lodge is the speck on the end of the ridge

Black Tor summit

Black Tor summit

Looking down to the West Okement River from Black Tor

Looking down to the West Okement River from Black Tor

Black Tor on the left from Homerton Hill

Black Tor on the left from Homerton Hill