Shelstone Tor

Shelstone Tor sits high above the West Okement 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 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. Otherwise park near the water works to the west and come via Sourton Tor and/or Branscombe’s Loaf. The Okehampton firing range starts at Black Tor half a mile to the south east, so be wary if heading that way.

Height – 403 metres           OS Grid Reference – SX557898            Mark out of 10 – 7.5



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


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


Vellake Corner is down in the dip, looking north


Sourton Tor from Shelstone Tor

Shelstone Tor with Yes Tor behind