Rowtor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

Rowtor, Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

This is arguably the most accessible large tor on Dartmoor's north moor so if you want to get up reasonably high with little effort then this tor is for you. Located next to a large car parking area on the army ring road above Okehampton Camp, grass tracks rise across moorland to its rocky outcrops.

To the south, Rowtor overlooks the disused army railway once used for anti-tank practice as featured on the BBC's 'Secret Britain' programme first broadcast in April 2016. To the south west are West Mill with Yes Tor and High Willhays beyond. To the south and south east are East Mill Tor, Okement Hill and Hangingstone Hill. To the east are Belstone Tors and the vast bulk of Cosdon Hill.

We've positioned Rowtor on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location.

To visit, head for Okehampton. Take the moorland road that climbs to Okehampton Camp. Cross Moor Brook and continue south east. You'll see Rowtor in front of you. The road rises and then flattens out and there's a large car parking area to your right. Paths leading up the rocky outcrops are obvious.

Gets windy up there, hence the ears.