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Leather Tor

Lether Tor, Lader Tor, Lodertorre, Lledr Tor, Ledder Tor, Leddertor

Along with Sheeps Tor, in the vicinity, Leather Tor could be described as the most dramatic of the Dartmoor Tors, for its huge granite outcrop rears high into the sky from all directions like a dorsal fin. Masses of granite clitter are strewn all over the eastern slopes.

The easiest way to reach this tor is from one of the car parking areas on the B3212, where the visitor will likely summit Sharpitor first before making their way to Leather Tor. It is popular with rock climbers who use the steepest eastern drop.

Even Hemery states; "...jaggedly outlined against the already imposing contours of tors and ridges that melt into the distance eastward, the rampart of Leather Tor (1,200 feet) rises magnificently. Dartmoor can boast many loftier tors, such as Great Mis and Great Links, tors more remote, such as the unique Vur Tor - but here, surely, is the essence of grandeur..."

Leather 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 5627 6998
Height:
390m
Parish:
Walkhampton
Tor Classification:
Summit
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Ordnance Survey
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor

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