Watern Tor

Watern Tor lies on the eastern side of the northern moor above Gidleigh Common. The tor rocks are eroded in a brilliant way, possibly from the slow cooling of the granite. This tor sits right on the edge of the Okehampton firing range so obey the red flags if they are flying. The views from here are excellent, up to Cosdon Hill in the north and round past Scorhill and Kes Tor in the east. With Hangingstone Hill to the west as well, its an exposed tor which can be tricky to get to. The best way is probably using the path from Scorhill through Gallaven Mire and up over Walla Brook to Watern Tor.

Height – 526 metres          OS Grid Reference – SX628869              Mark out of 10 – 8.5



Looking down to the second part of Watern Tor with Wild Tor, Steeperton Tor and Cosdon Hill behind


Watern Tor, The Thirlstone. The weathering on these rocks make it one of the most striking tors on the moor close up

Watern Tor 3

Fernworthy Forest from Watern Tor

Watern Tor 4

Hangingstone Hill

Watern Tor 5

Looking back to Watern Tor from the climb to Wild Tor