Shelstone Tor

Shelstone Tor sits high above the West Okemont Valley on the opposite side from Black Tor and Homerton Hill. The views from here along the valley are brilliant, all the way to Lints Tor at the far end. Obviously Black Tor can be seen as can Yes Tor and to Sourton Tor to the west. Its a tricky tor to get to, either come from Meldon Reservoir and cross at the weir at Vellake corner, if the river is low enough. Otherwise park near the water works to the west and come via Sourton Tor and/or Branscombe’s Loaf. The Okemapton firing range starts at Black Tor half a mile to the south east, so be wary if heading that way.

Height – 397 metres            OS Grid Reference – SX557898

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Shelstone Tor ahead with Yes Tor to the right, I’m on a rough path below Branscombe’s Loaf here

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Along West Okemont Valley, with Black Tor left and Black-a-tor copse below

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Vellake Corner is down in the dip, looking north

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Sourton Tor from Shelstone Tor