Calling all Dartmoor aficionados – I need your help with my list of tors! This September I’m going to walk all the tors on Dartmoor in one go in aid of Dartmoor Rescue Tavistock. (If you haven’t heard about this challenge, here’s the low down and here’s the fundraising page.)
If you are even a bit of a Dartmoor nerd, you probably just raised your eyebrows.
“ALL the tors?” I hear you ask, incredulous.
Yes, as a Dartmoor resident for most of my life, I know that “all” is very poorly defined on Dartmoor. In fact it’s contentious enough for people to have arguments about it. Some will say that it’s everything with “tor” in the name on a map. Others will say it includes every granite outcrop that anyone’s ever given a name to (resulting in counts ranging from 100s to 400s). If I am to do them all, I need to set a strict and obvious set of criteria.
I’m at the stage where I’ve almost finished planning my route for this challenge. But this is where I need your help. I’ve decided that “all” is going to be everything marked on OL28 as “something” space “tor” and withing the connected component of Open Access Land that makes up Dartmoor. I know there will be grumbles, but I need to draw the line somewhere. Sticking in Open Access means no trespassing and minimal (if any) walking on roads. Cutting it down to tors marked on the map means the challenge is achievable in one go, rather than a lifetime. It also makes it far easier to have a definite list.
About list: I think I have them all, but I need your help. Below are the 120 tors that I have found on OL28 within the large connected bit of Open Access. I think I have them all, but I’m not 100% sure.
Would you mind taking a look over and checking if there are any missing/extra, please? There are some that would really benefit from local tor-bagging knowledge, if you’re able to assist.
List of Tors
Note: This list contains all the tors which are listed on the Dartmoor OS 1:25000 map (OL28) as “something” space “tor” AND are in the connected component of Open Access Land. If you think I’ve missed one, please add it in the comments at the bottom of this post. Thank you!
|30||Ivy||Is this tor in an open access area?|
|85||Whitehill||Is this tor in an open access area?|
|86||Blackalder||Is this tor in an open access area?|
|87||Collard||Is this tor in an open access area?|
I’ve just noticed that I’ve missed Bagga Tor too, so that makes 121… and another slight route change.
Thank you very much for any help you can give!