Down Tor

This is my favourite of all the tors on Dartmoor and the first one I ever climbed on a secondary school geography trip (learning about tor formation!). It has a superb view along the length of Burrator Reservoir as well as to Sheeps Tor and Leather Tor either side. To the north of this tor there is the Down Tor stone row which is a fine example of its type. After parking at Norsworthy Bridge the climb up from Burrator can be a little confusing as there are a number of false summits before reaching the top, its well worth the effort though. But then again I am biased so come and have a look for yourself. There are no military ranges in this area.

Height – 360metres         OS Grid Reference – SX580694           Mark out of 10 – 11

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Looking back to Down Tor with Burrator Reservoir beyond.

Looking back to Down Tor with Burrator Reservoir beyond.

Princetown from Down Tor

Princetown from Down Tor

Down Tor 7

Classic view to Burrator reservoir from Down Tor, although its clearly clouding over!!

Looking back to Down Tor with Leather Tor beyond from Combeshead Tor

Looking back to Down Tor with Leather Tor beyond from Combshead Tor

Combesghead Tor from Down Tor

Combshead Tor from Down Tor