Sheeps Tor

Sheeps Tor dominates the Burrator Reservoir skyline however in reality it is smaller than nearby Sharpitor and only a few metres higher than Down Tor at the end of Burrator. Legend has it that Lord Elford hid from capture during the Civic War in a cave on the southern side of Sheeps Tor. There are some excellent views to be had from the top, although I prefer the view of Burrator from the other side personally. Plenty of parking is available around Burrator Reservoir in order to start a climb up this one. There is no army firing ranges anywhere near this tor.

Height – 369metres         OS Grid Reference – SX565681

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Leather Tor and Sharpitor from Sheeps Tor

Leather Tor and Sharpitor from Sheeps Tor

Burrator Reservoir from Sheeps Tor

Burrator Reservoir from Sheeps Tor

Looking to Gutter Tor and the scout hut in the trees from Sheeps Tor

Looking to Gutter Tor and the scout hut in the trees from Sheeps Tor