Black Tor (Walkhampton)
Easily accessible from various parking spots along the B3212 road, this fine granite tor, with two main outcrops, sits above the west side of the River Meavy. It is most famous for its logan stone, a large knob of granite that is perched atop the highest outcrop.
Eric Hemery (1983) in High Dartmoor (p.108) says; "Seen from the road it is insignificant; viewed from Hart Tor or from its own steep slope falling to Mewy's riverbank, it is imposing. The two main piles are weathered massively in jointings and partings similar to the much-visited Great Hound Tor (Becka Brook, Bovey). It rises like a huge buttress from the slope, and its interior contains a climbable rock-chimney. Amid the extensive clitter lying on the slope is a circular boulder (conspicuous from the tor) which is frost-parted with a resultant sliced-cake effect. The uppermost of the two rock-piles is topped by a fine logan stone - easily moved on its east side - which contains a large pear-shaped rock basin."
Black Tor gives its name to the much-photographed Black Tor Falls down by the aforementioned river, a beautiful spot nestled in a small combe at SX 5748 7165. There is also a blowing house at the falls with, on the lintel, 'XIII' inscribed at SX 57488 71642.