Yes Tor

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Yes Tor
High Willhays.jpg
Yes Tor (left, beyond) with High Willhays in the front
Elevation 619 m (2,031 ft)
Prominence 24 m (79 ft)[1]
Listing Nuttall
Location Dartmoor, England
OS grid SX580901
Topo map OS Landranger 191

Yes Tor is the second highest point on Dartmoor, Devon, South West England, at 619 metres (2,031 ft) above sea level. It is one of only two English peaks south of the Peak District National Park—the other being nearby High Willhays—that are above 2,000 feet (610 m).

It lies within a British Army firing range and safe access is only possible on days or nights when firing is not taking place. See the current Dartmoor Firing Notice.[2]

Yes Tor is two metres lower than the nearby High Willhays.

A notable mine is located in the area.

In literature[edit]

In his memoir Father and Son (1907), Edmund Gosse views Yes Tor, near which he lived when a boy, as an unthreatening and unprepossessing hill: "Alas! We might as well have attempted to rouse the summit of Yes Tor into volcanic action."

In popular culture[edit]

Yes Tor was the original inspiration for the name of the Yes album Tormato and a picture of the Tor features on the album cover.

Kim Stanley Robinson makes an oblique reference to Yes Tor in "2312", commingled with a variety of then-historical musical contextual clues.


Coordinates: 50°41′35″N 4°00′43″W / 50.69317°N 4.01182°W / 50.69317; -4.01182