Brent Tor

You can see Brent Tor from most of the western side of Dartmoor, this one is the most westerly tor on Dartmoor and sits out alone with a fair bit of farmland separating it from the main Dartmoor bulk. As a result it looks quite spectacular as it rears up from the surrounding flat grassland. This rocky outcrop holds a church, The Church of St Michael of the Rock, believed to be built in 1694. The church is built on the site of an old beacon (possible to warn of invaders, Spanish Armada possibly) and also above an old hillfort. The views form the tor are very good indeed, Cornwall can easily be seen to the west, with the whole of the western side of Dartmoor in view to the east. Car parking is easy with a car park and toilets marked on the amp at the foot of the path up to this one. There are no military firing areas near here.

Height – 330 metres           OS Grid Reference – SX470803



From the gate at the bottom looking up to Brent Tor and the church


The car park is in the trees down there, its a steep drop down Brent Tor


The Church of St Michael of the Rock


And inside


From the top of Brent Tor a hazy view to Gibbet Hill


Sunsetting beside Brent Tor