Black Tor

Excellent views of the West Okement Valley

Part way up the impressive West Okement Valley, Black Tor is a series of rocky outcrops with excellent views over Amicombe Hill and northern Devon. It’s seen as an excellent start from which to explore the more isolated parts of northern Dartmoor.

The tor is located above Black-a-Tor Copse, one of the best examples of high altitude oak woodland in Britain. The trees and granite underfoot are draped in rare lichen and mosses of national importance, while the woodland is an important roosting spot for moorland birds.