Crow Tor

Crow Tor on Dartmoor late on a sunny afternoonA black and white image of Crow Tor on DartmoorA panorama of Crow Tor on Dartmoor

Crow Tor is quite a prominent tor, perched on the edge of its hill like, allegedly, a crow, but to me it looks like an army tank or similar defending its territory. which is perhaps appropriate as it is on the edge of a military range.

It is not an obvious tor to get to as there are no straightforward paths, but it’s not difficult either. I parked at Holming Beam and approached via Beardown tors and Lydford tor. This involved a bit of up and down, and a bit of walking over rough ground. Oh, and fording the upper West Dart river, which could be tricky after heavy rain.

It’s a peaceful spot and definitely worthwhile lingering a while to admire the views.

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