Black Tor (Shipley Bridge)

There’s not much to Black Tor at Shipley Bridge to be honest and most people walking to Avon Dam from the car park may not know that its there, sitting high above the tarmac path below. It’s worth a visit though, even as a quick stopping off point, on the way up to Western and Eastern White Barrows from the parking at Shipley Bridge. The views down to the valley below are good and the views to the south and west open up nicely. There are no military firing ranges near this tor.

Height – 320metres         OS Grid Reference – SX678635

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Black Tor from the decent from Eastern White Barrow.

Black Tor from the decent from Eastern White Barrow, Shipley Tor is beyond on the other side of the valley

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Black Tor looking across to Three Barrows

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Avon River and valley below Black Tor, Grippers Hill in the distance

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Black Tor above the trees from Shipley Tor

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