Yes Tor

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Yes Tor
Yes Tor, West Devon - geograph-4131865-by-Lewis-Clarke.jpg
Yes Tor
Highest point
Elevation 619 m (2,031 ft)
Prominence 24 m (79 ft) [1]
Listing Nuttall
Coordinates 50°41′35″N 4°00′43″W / 50.69317°N 4.01182°W / 50.69317; -4.01182Coordinates: 50°41′35″N 4°00′43″W / 50.69317°N 4.01182°W / 50.69317; -4.01182
Yes Tor is located in Devon
Yes Tor
Yes Tor
Yes Tor in Devon
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 three wholly English peaks south of the Peak District National Park—the others being nearby High Willhays and Hampster Tor—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 2 metres (7 feet) 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.

US science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson makes an oblique reference to Yes Tor in his novel 2312, commingled with a variety of then-historical musical contextual clues.


External links[edit]

Media related to Yes Tor at Wikimedia Commons