Sourton Tor

Sourton Tor is a fine tor sitting in the north west corner of Dartmoor, high above the village of Sourton. There are 5 or 6 outcrops of rocks scattered over a wide area, one of which has an appearance of a crooked nose witch! There’s a trig point beside the highest of these outcrops, with brilliant views to the west and Cornwall. However there are also views into Dartmoor with Great Links Tor and Yes Tor also in view. There are plenty of parking places below this tor, use the road up to the water works for the best parking spots, making it an easy ascent from there. On the northern side of this tor is the old iceworks factory, used to produce ice in the winter months to help transport food. This tor is not in the military firing range although heading any further east (about a 1km) will put you into the Okehampton range.

Height – 440 metres           OS Grid Reference – SX543898          Mark out of 10 – 9



The view to the south and west from the trig point on Sourton Tor


Yes Tor just in the shade up on the right with Meldon Reservoir to the left


Great Links Tor on the left from Sourton Tor


Looking north with South Down on the right of picture in dappled sunlight