Black Tor (Walkhampton Common)

Tor Information
Name: Black Tor (Walkhampton Common) Grid Reference: SX573717
Height: 365 m / 1197 ft    
Notes: Blacktor with its 'Logan Stone' is perched on the side of the upper Meavy Valley and has great views over Walkhampton Common as well as the north side of Burrator. Blacktor is surrounded by the ruins of blowing houses and other mine workings.
Black Tor (Walkhampton Common)
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Parking You can park in the car park at Norsworthy Bridge (SX 56810 69400) or the one near Sharpitor (SX 56067 70905)
  Military Ranges
Warning Black Tor (Walkhampton Common) does not sit in or nearby a military range.
Bog Bog
  There are no bogs around this tor
Easy Easy: This tor is very easy to reach by the footpath from Norsworthy Bridge or from the nearby B3212


Recommended Walk


Distance: 4.3 mi Difficulty: Star
Other Tors Visited: Black Tor (Walkhampton Common), Hart Tor (Walkhampton Common)
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Leg Instruction
1Park your car at the car park at Norsworthy Bridge (SX 56810 69400)
2Follow the path up through Norsworthy & then Raddick Plantations. When you get to Leather Tor bridge (old stone bridge) do not take the right-hand fork and keep on the left path (do not cross the bridge though!)
3After a mile you will leave the wood behind and enter the Meavy Valley. Keep to the left of the river here as there is a lit of clitter on the right hand bank. I recommend walking up and following the path of the river from around half way up the valley.
4Once you pass the aqueduct that carries Drake's Leat over the Meavy, you should see Black Tor sitting on the top of the left hand side of the valley a couple of hundred metres away.
5Enjoy the views back across Burrator and across to Hart Tor.
6You can now aim straight for Hart Tor which is to the ENE of your position °.
7As you near the River Meavy you will find the ground can be quite marshy in places, especially in wet weather. Cross the river safely where you can.
8Weave your way around the old Tinner's Gullies toward the summit of Hart Tor.
9When we walked this route we were enveloped with good old Dartmoor Mist so decided to cut the route short however from this spot you can quite easily take in Cramber Tor on your way back to the car park.
10Head directly S, cross Hart Tor Brook until you hit Devonport Leat. From here aim for the forest in a SE direction.
11As you near the forest you should see double metal gates. This is the top of Raddick Lane.
12Follow the land all the way down until you reach Leather Tor Bridge again before making your way back along the track to your car

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