East Tor (Sourton)

This isn’t an easy tor to find, and I’ve not been able to find many websites with any detail about this one. It’s marked on the OS maps alright, however it seems to be marked further west than it actually is. There seems to be part of the tor just over the wall by the path under Sourton Tor (red arrow below). However East Tor is so named because it is east of the village of Sourton, and they call the lower parts of Sourton Tor, East Tor instead (black arrow below). The basic rule is head south west away from the trig point on Sourton Tor and the last crop of rocks is East Tor. You can also count the ones over the wall as well as the OS maps seem to point to these. Another strange thing about this tor, is its brother tor of the same name on the south moor is also at this height!! This tor and nearby Sourton Tor do not sit in the Okehampton firing range, however head a mile east you will hit it, so beware if heading that way.

Height – 337 metres             OS Grid Reference – SX537896

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From the lower part of East Tor (the bit just over the wall) looking west across the fields of Devon

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Brent Tor way in the distance, looking southwards

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The small part of East Tor, standing on the wall to take this

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The higher part of East Tor, with the wall just down there. This picture is looking the same way as the first one above