Leighon Tor

Leighon Tor on the northwestern slopes of Haytor Down

Leighon Tor, seen here in the distance, sits on the side of Black Hill on Haytor Down. It is easy to find and offers great views towards Hound tor, Greattor Rocks, and the distant Hamelown.

To get here, turn right from the main Bovey to Widecombe road just before Haytor. Park up in the carpark on Haytor Down a few hundred yards up on the left. Follow the rather obvious grassy clearing over Haytor Down to eventually arrive at Smallacombe Rocks. Once there, thurn north and head to Leighon Tor, which is an obvious sight on the side of the hill. Return to the car the same way (when I visited I made the mistake of making a bee-line back to the car and ending up in gorse hell).

 

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