Brat Tor

Brat Tor or the ‘one with the cross on it’ for those that don’t know its name, sits on the western edge of Dartmoor. The cross on its summit is that of Widgery Cross, placed there for Queen Victorias Jubilee in 1887. There is a fantastic vista from this tor to the west, with Cornwall laid out below you and views to Bodmin Moor. Brat Tor is also a popular stop off on the way up to Greak Links Tor. The easiest route to this tor is from the moorland car park behind the Dartmoor Inn near Lydford. Brat Tor sits near to the Willsworthy and the Okehampton firing ranges so check firing times before venturing too far beyond Brat Tor.

Height – 452metres          OS Grid Reference – SX539855

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Brat Tor 1

Zoomed in on Brat Tor and Widgery Cross

Brat Tor 2

Brat Tor to the right and Doe Tor left taken from the path to Sharp Tor

Following the track from Lydford with Brat Tor right and Arms Tor left

Following the track from Lydford with Brat Tor right and Arms Tor left

Arms Tor 5

Out of the cloud. Brat Tor from Arms Tor

Widgery Cross

Widgery Cross on Brat Tor

Brat Tor 5

Sharp Tor and Hare Tor from Brat Tor