Tour by Tor
DARTMOOR for WALKERS
Sharpie Tor & Leather Tor - Dartmoor
Walk Introduction - (sketch map)
This walk involves visiting four Tors and a multitude of historical features, which are easily observed throughout the walk. The Cairn at Peek Hill and the settlements on Leeden Tor ascent are quite obvious and 'complete', considering their age. The walk can be found along the B3212 and the landmark for the car park used is the small water feature beside it.The walk itself can be divided into two separate smaller walks, by design, as a figure-of-eight approach has been taken. The Tors themselves are small but perfect for the real rambler/scrambler. Both Leather Tor and Ingra Tor offer a high level ridges, great for children to explore but please beware the potential dangers.
The car park on the B3212 is noted on the OS map by a water feature and stone rows at (OS ref 505 707). Sharpitor (OS ref 560 703 - 410m) is a very obvious ascent south from the car park and Leather Tor (OS ref 563 700 - 370m) appears further south on your walk over Sharpie Tor. From Leather Tor, Peek Hill and its' cairn (OS ref 556 699) is located west and the ascent quite surprising for a hill, plan your approach. From the summit you will be able to see your route passed the car park straight through to Leeden Tor (OS ref 563 717 - 389m). Ingra Tor (OS ref 555 721 - 389m) is then the obvious small Tor to the west. From Ingra Tor, use Sharpitor as your reference point back to the car park.
Weather: A pleasant/mild March. Temp. 9-10 deg. The first westerly wind for a while, Almost spring! Route: Takes in four tors, stone rows, settlements and provides great views of Burrator reservoir. Noticeable event: Very good example of a Cairn and stone-circle settlements (13-03-05). Group: Leader/Solo Distance: 7km Time: 3hrs+
Sharpitor / Leather Tor
stone rows near car park