Rival Tor

Rival Tor appears to sit in a bit of a basin, surrounding by higher ground. one side is Kennon Hill and Scorhill is to the east. Wild Tor and Watern Tor are to the west and Fernworthy is to the south. The vast basin that is Gidleigh Common, the Walla Brook and the North Teign river spread out below. All this makes Rival Tor a difficult place to get to, in truth the only path is the one from Scorhill around to Gallaven Mire, even then there isn’t much of a path to get you to the summit tor rocks. Still it gets few visitors and I like it for that reason. Rival tor is not in any military firing area.

Height – 421 metres         OS Grid Reference – SX642881

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Rival Tor 1

Watern Tor left and Wild Tor right from Rival Tor

Rival Tor 2

Scorhill and Kes Tor from Rival Tor

Rival Tor 3

Fernworthy Forest from Rival Tor, the Walla Brook wriggling right to left in the foreground

Rival Tor 4

Looking back to Rival Tor from the path to Scorhill