Stone Tor

Stone Tor or Stonetor Hill is more of a hill than a tor. It sits behind and to the north of Fernworthy Forest, between Shovel Down and Manga Hill. There isn’t really a summit on this hill, just a long wall running north to south along which the highest point can be easily found. A stile makes crossing the wall at the highest point easy as well. The actual tor rocks sit around the wall to the north west of the highest point, in the direction of The Rails. There are a fair few grassy paths leading to this tor, particularly from the Kes Tor direction and it is fairly easy to link this summit into a walk that takes in Kes Tor and Scorhill. The view across Gallaven Mire to Kennon Hill, Buttern Hill and Watern Tor are pretty good, showing the vast low lying dip in the landscape. There are no military firing areas around this tor.

Height – 408 metres            OS Grid Reference – SX648857

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Stone Tor 1

The wall on Stone Tor looking back to Thornworthy Tor and Fernworthy Forest

Stone Tor 2

Kes Tor on the right with Scorhill at the end of the row of trees on the left

Stone Tor itself as part of the wall, that’s Watern Tor in the distance

Stone Tor 3

Cosdon Beacon the high point from Stone Tor