Higher Tor

Higher Tor is a very large, vastly spread area of clitter, outcrops and enormous stacks of granite. This has to be one of the most impressive areas on the moor for granite rock. This tor sits very close to its more illustrious neighbour, Belstone Tor and can be mistaken for one huge tor all in one. Higher Tor is also split in two itself with Higher and Lower parts being named on some maps. The views are vast, from Cosdon Hill in the east, right round to Yes Tor in the west. A great place. This tor also sits on the edge of the Okehampton army range so obey the red flags warnings when they are up, the easiest approach from Belstone village will take you past the flag pole on Watchet Hill to warn you.

Height – 466 metres              OS Grid Reference – SX612917            Mark out of 10 – 8.5


Winter Tor 3

Higher Tor from Winter Tor, you can see from here the main outcrop of Higher Tor behind and left

Higher Tor 1

The Oke Tor ridge running across the picture right to left, with Steeperton Tor at the far end. Hangingstone Hill is the high point on the horizon

Higher Tor 2

Yes Tor far right, East Mill Tor in the centre and nearest is the stacks of Lower Tor

The lower section of Higher Tor, both parts are pretty huge and very popular with climbers

Higher Tor 3

Belstone Tor right and the green fields to the north of Dartmoor from Higher Tor