List of Dartmoor tors and hills

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Here is a list of Dartmoor tors and hills. Dartmoor is a National Park in South West England. The main authority (other than the OS map) is "Dartmoor Tors and Rocks" by Ken Ringwood, supplemented as marked by Terry Bound (TB) David Bellamy (DB) and Tim Jenkinson (TJ). Some have been viewed and photographed by the current editors (CJH and JFM).

Birch Tor, with the Warren House Inn in the distance
Yartor cairn
Vixen Tor
From left to right: Yartor, Sharptor, Corndon Tor
Looking towards Saddle Tor and Haytor (Low Man) from Rippon Tor
Bench Tor with the Dart Gorge below
Great Mis Tor clitter
Buckland Beacon
Tors visible looking north from near the head of the Becka Brook, eastern Dartmoor

The total number of named tors and hills on the moor varies considerably depending on the source. Crossing[1] refers to tors as "These granite masses, of which there are about 170 on Dartmoor". There are at least as many named Hills, Downs, Beacons etc. as well as Rocks used to refer to tors. It is not uncommon for a tor and a hill to share a name, as Tor refers to the granite outcrop (for example Nattor Down), equally, as can be seen in the list above, many names recur. Even the definition of Dartmoor varies between sources, particularly between modern sources and those that predate the national park.

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References and further reading[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor, 1912 Edition, 1965 Reprint (David & Charles, Newton Abbott)
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey New Popular Edition One-Inch Map Sheet 188 (Torquay), published 1946
  3. ^ a b c The Gazetteer of Dartmoor Names, Mike Brown, Forest Publishing 1995
  • Terry Bound: The A to Z of Dartmoor Tors (Obelisk Publications)