Rook Tor

Rook Tor sits just down the hill from Penn Beacon on the southern tip of Dartmoor. There isn’t much of a tor here at first glance, more of a scattering of rocks, which spread over a wide area, making it tricky to know where the top is. However head down the hill towards Quick Bridge to find a small outcrop. The walk here is very easy, parking at the top of the road to East Rook gate and walking the half a mile to the tor. The views are decent, South Hams opens up to the south and Stalldown Barrow is to the east. Over on the western side is the vast China Clay works at Lee Moor. There are no military areas near here.

Height – 293 metres           OS Grid Reference – SX602616           Mark out of 10 – 4


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Penn Beacon from Rook Tor

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The boys on Rook Tor

Butterdon Hill and Western Beacon from Rook Tor

Across the great scar of the china clay works to Plymouth Sound

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Lots of rocks on Rook Tor