Watchet Hill

Walk any further north from here and you are off the open access land of Dartmoor and into Belstone village. This pretty much is the end of Dartmoor proper and due to this Watchet Hill has a military flag pole at its summit to warn you of firing going on inside the Okehampton firing range half a mile south over Higher Tor. The views north are pretty decent from here as they are across to Yes Tor, but to be honest a quick walk up the hill to Belstone Tor will give you far greater reward for not much effort. Being so close to Belstone, the village is the obvious starting point for this hill.

Height – 383 metres            OS Grid Reference – SX615930

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Watchet Hill 1

Ladybrook Tor and Belstone Tor to the left of the flagpole, with Yes Tor and West Mill Tor to the right

Watchet Hill 2

Cosdon Hill from Watchet Hill

Watchet Hill 3

Yes Tor from Watchet Hill

Watchet Hill 4

North to the green fields of Devon