Tour by Tor
DARTMOOR for WALKERS
Leather Tor, Devonport Leat, Leedon Tor - Dartmoor Moor
This walk has a variety of classic Dartmoor features all rolled into one. It has easily accessible Tors of Sharpitor, Black Tor and Leedon Tor. Whilst having a strikingly mountainous ridge-line of Leather Tor. In addition you get the opportunity to walk the Devonport Leat through a pleasant plantation and to view Burrator reservoir from above. The Leat also provides an intriguing opportunity to view an aquaduct in working condition as it crosses the River Meavy further along the walk below Black Tor. If this modern history is not enough then at the end of the walk we pass through a well preserved Celtic settlement with enclosures and hut circles hidden amongst the ferns and bracken.
The walk should take about 3 hours of gentle strolling, starting from the car park on the B3212 just outside of Yelverton (OS Ref: 557 707). From here you walk South East toward the Sharpitor, the first Tor on the horizon. Follow the Map below for full walk details, along with OS References. If you're not convinced then view the gallery below, clicking on the thumbnails for large images.
|OS Ref||Name of Feature||Comment||
|557 707||Car Park||Small Pond|
|563 700||Leather Tor||Ridge-line|
|564 695||Devonport Leat||Enter Plantation|
|572 707||Devonport Leat||Gate at end of Plantation|
|573 173||Aquaduct||Aquaduct over River Meavy|
|573 717||Black Tor||Tor|
|563 718||Leedon Tor||Tor|
|562 712||Celtic Settlements||Ancient Village c.1000BC|