Fox Tor

Fox Tor is quite a small tor with a large past. It sits on the edge of one of the most notorious boggy areas on Dartmoor, Foxtor Mires and is surrounded by higher ground. With Ter Hill to the north and Crane Hill to the south and east you would think that the views would be limiting. However the views across the mires to Whiteworks and northwest towards the northern moors are superb. Fox Tor farm was built nearby however the harshness of the terrain made the farm unlivable and it fell into ruin. Childe’s Tomb also sits at the foot of Fox Tor on the way into the mire  There are no particularly good ways to this tor, the wisest route is to skirt around the mire to the south approaching from Nun’s Cross. There are no military firing areas near this tor.

Height – 438 metres         OS grid Reference – SX625698          Mark out of 10 – 7


Childe's Tomb 3

Childe’s Tomb with Fox Tor behind


The sun shines across Foxtor Mire from Fox Tor, Whiteworks is across the mire to the left of photo


Ter Hill to the right and the north moor beyond

Fox Tor 2

The northern moors from Fox Tor