Dartmoor Tors
The Original Online Resource for Dartmoor Tors and Hills, since 2007

I've set myself the challenge of visiting every tor or hill on Dartmoor, and nabbing a photo or two at the top. Below is a summary of my progress. The start date is the day I created this page: 15th November, 2007.

As of November 2010, at least two other people have created websites based on this list, and are trying to get round them all too.
Tim Jenkinson's excellent flickr photostream, in particular his Lesser Known Tors of Dartmoor set has proved to be invaluable, if a little demoralising!

In the 4764 days since I decided to do this, I have visited 264 out of 326 tors, gaining 527 stars according to my rating system. I'm 81% of the way there, with 62 remaining (19 inaccessible).


I'm visiting Dartmoor at a rate of 18.05 days per tor.
At this rate:
I reached 100 tors on Saturday 29th November, 2008
I reached the halfway point on Saturday, 27th March, 2010;
I reached 200 tors on Saturday 22nd January, 2011;

I will reach 300 tors in 649 days, which is Saturday, Sep 10, 2022 and
I will have visited every tor in
1119 days, which will be Sunday, Dec 24, 2023, at about 4:34pm!

Brent Hill

Brent Hill - Sunday, Oct 26, 2008

Brent Hill is fairly prominent and visible from some distance, especially as you approach along the A38. Easiest parking is at Thynacombe Barn, although when I visited, this area had been occupied by some horrible pikeys. I managed to pull in a bit further down the road, but hopefully the pikeys will be moved on soon. Access to the hill, which has a trig point at the top is not easy. There are two footpaths, one from Lutton and one from south of Gingaford Cross, but as these were more like rivers than paths, I chose to cut across some fields instead. I won't be too specific, but there is a tiny overgrown gate in one corner of a field that gives access to the hill. Despite the difficulty, the view is spectacular.

Animated map showing the tors in the order I have visited them:

Download coordinates of the tors and hills in a variety of GPS formats.

View all the tors on a Google Map

If you click on any tor name in the left hand column below, you see a list of all tors within walking distance (1Km).

Tors marked with an asterisk (*) are not (in theory) open to the public and probably won't be visited. At present there are 19 tors that cannot be visited.

There are more than a few sites out there that are using this list of tors without crediting me. For the avoidance of all doubt, this list of tors is my own work and represents a significant expenditure of time and effort on my part. If you use it for any purpose, please credit me and link back to this site.

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