Tors of Dartmoor
and welcome to this searchable database celebrating the numerous tors and significant rocks of Dartmoor National Park, the well known that are shown on Ordnance Survey maps and those that are little known, merely remarked upon in the literature yet still not shown on maps. Then there are those that are the hidden tors, obscured on the slopes of East Dartmoor buried beneath a canopy of trees near to Lustleigh, Hennock, Manaton and Moretonhampstead. Currently, with 917 locations listed and 3608 photos, we believe this is the most definitive collection available of both lesser and well-known tors and rocks and has involved at least a decade of exploration.
Search for a Tor
Using the options below you can either search by Civil Parish, by the 4 figure Ordnance Survey SX Grid Square (ie. "6267"), by Tor Classification or simply type in the name of the tor you are seeking. Alternatively, just browse them using one of our lists.
Please Support Us
A lot of time and effort has gone into the building and maintenance of this database, ensuring that both proper credit and reference are given to each individual tor. We are proud to see that many of the names of lesser known tors are now being used more commonly on other websites and whilst this is to be encouraged we do ask that should you wish to use any information found on Tors of Dartmoor, you provide a link to the website as reference, either using the main domain name (https://www.torsofdartmoor.co.uk) or the relevant address listed at the bottom of each individual tor page.
We are delighted to announce that this database includes the excellent work of Tim Jenkinson, who has spent the last decade documenting the outcrops on East Dartmoor. For more on his work, visit East Dartmoor Lesser Known Tors.
You can also drop into our "Team" page to find out a little more about Tim and the other members of the Tors of Dartmoor team. In addition, we acknowledge the works of a few individuals.
Visit our "About" section to understand the reasons for the database and the format we have presented this information.
If there are any tors you consider to be missing, or discrepancies, we are happy to investigate, add, or correct an error. Simply fill out our Contact Form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.