Watern Tor

Watern Tor, DartmoorThe thurlestone at Watern Tor

Watern Tor is on my top ten list of Dartmoor tors without a doubt. I first saw it when on a walk on Gidleigh common and became intrigued. I had the chance to visit on a summers day when I took myself off for solitude on a circular walk from Fernworthy reservoir, via Quintins Man.

It is unusually made up of layers of granite and cuts a striking silhouette on the horizon from Gidleigh Common. It is also famous for its thurlestone, or gap, between the two main parts of the formation. I will refer you to the Legendary Dartmoor site to read up a full description of this tor.

These shots were taken on a hot summers afternoon. I want to return in low light for a “proper” landscapers shot.

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