TORS OF DARTMOOR

a database of both lesser & well-known rocks and outcrops
Search Map East Dartmoor Geology About The Team Contact

Kent's Tor

Kent Tor, Kenter Tor

Despite being on Ordnance Survey maps throughout their publication, William Crossing, when describing the scene upstream of the Tavy from the Power Station has placed Kent's Tor in the wrong location; "Between this clam and Horndon Bridge are some fine crags. One of these we may see as we look up the stream. This is High Tor, the others being Fox Tor and Brimhill Tor."

He goes on to say; "Further up, above the bridge named (Horndon), is another range of crags, the principle pile being known as Kenter Tor." This statement is odd because Kenter, or "Kent's" as it is also known, is between Fox and Brimhill Tor, not beyond them. What is above Horndon Bridge is a crag that Hemery says is called Big Rock.

With time passing, the trees have dwarfed the crags and the only way to see them is to enter the woods. Herein lies a problem; there is no public access, Kent's Tor and its neighbours are on private land.

Kent's Tor
The map above is not a navigation tool and we recommend that the grid reference shown below is used in conjunction with an Ordnance Survey map and that training in its use with a compass is advised.
Grid Ref:
SX 5170 7930
Height:
215m
Parish:
Mary Tavy
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Private (seek permission)
Rock Type:
Metamorphic
Credit:
Ordnance Survey
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps
William Crossing: Guide to Dartmoor

Please Support Us

We are proud to see the names of lesser known tors are now being used more commonly on other websites and whilst this is to be encouraged we do request that, should you wish to use the information on this page, you provide a backlink to the website as reference, by copying the relevant address:

https://www.torsofdartmoor.co.uk/tor-page.php?tor=kents-tor