West Cleave Tor (West Cleave Rocks), Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

West Cleave Tor (West Cleave Rocks), Belstone, Dartmoor National Park

West Cleave is one of Dartmoor's many beautiful woodland valleys. West Cleave Tor, or West Cleave Rocks, is a rocky outcrop on the eastern lip of the cleave.

We've positioned West Cleave Tor (West Cleave Rocks) on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location.

To visit, we'd recommend starting from Belstone. Leave your vehicle in the car park at the entrance to the village. Using the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map, follow the Tarka Trail to Watchet Hill. Divert to see the Nine Maidens Stone Circle before walking the eastern lip of West Cleave. Instead of dropping down to the footbridge that spans the East Okement River by Chapel Ford, continue along the track above the cleave. West Cleave Tor (West Cleave Rocks) is obvious in front of you.

The tor offers great views of West Cleave, the East Okement Valley, Moor Brook and Dartmoor's high moors. The views across Mid Devon are awesome. On a clear day, you'll see Exmoor National Park on the horizon.

Note that there are a couple of paths leading to the moorland road that takes you the short way back to Belstone.