Steeperton Tor

Steeperton Tor is as its name suggests is a pretty steep conically shaped tor in north Dartmoor, especially when viewed from the north. Any approach, except from the south, requires a lung busting steep climb to its summit. My favourite way up is from the south east heading across from Wild Tor. Steeperton Tor is surrounded by water on three sides, with Steeperton Brook and the River Taw on the east and west sides. Taw Marsh is to the north meaning a damp approach from that direction. The views are stunning, particularly across Taw Marsh. The Okehampton firing range starts here at Steeperton Tor with a military hut and a flag pole at its summit.

Height – 532 metres          OS Grid Reference – SX618887

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Hound Tor (Throwleigh) 1

Steeperton Tor on the left from Hound Tor

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Looking from Wild Tor to Steeperton Tor in the centre of the photo

Steeperton Tor 2

The summit with the army hut behind. Cosdon Hill away to the right

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Views to the highest points on Dartmoor, Yes Tor and High Willhays

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Army hut and flag pole on Steeperton Tor

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Taw Mrsh below with Belstone Tor to the left of the marsh

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Looking south to Hangingstone Hill over the summit rocks, The River Tor to the right