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9 Tors to climb on Dartmoor



Nestled in the heart of Devon, Dartmoor National Park is a vast expanse of wild, rugged beauty. One of its defining features is the collection of rocky outcrops known as "tors" that dot its landscape. These natural wonders provide the perfect setting for an outdoor adventure. 


Here are nine must-see tors in Dartmoor that will leave you in awe.


1. Haytor One of Dartmoor's most iconic Tors that attracts both experienced climbers and novice hikers. Its distinctive granite formation offers panoramic views of the surrounding moors.


2. Hound Tor Steeped in folklore, Hound Tor is said to be the inspiration for Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Hound of the Baskervilles." 


3. Bellever Tor A gentle walk leads you to the summit of Bellever Tor. From here, you can witness the serene beauty of the Bellever Forest and the East Dart River winding its way through the landscape.


4. Rippon Tor This isolated Tor offers seclusion and tranquility. You'll find a 360-degree view of the rolling moors, making it a peaceful retreat for nature lovers.


5. Great Staple Tor The dramatic and rugged nature of Great Staple Tor makes it a favorite for photographers. 


6. Combestone Tor Nestled amidst the West Dart River, A picturesque location, a haven for picnics and leisurely walks. Enjoy the tranquil riverside and the moss-covered rocks.


7. Leather Tor  It rewards intrepid adventurers with breathtaking vistas across Burrator Reservoir and beyond.


8. Vixen Tor Rising like a sentinel from the moor, its known for its mysterious legends. Although it's currently inaccessible, the view from its base is worth the visit.


9. Bowerman's Nose This unusual Tor appears as if a giant has sculpted a human head from granite. 

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