Yar Tor, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Yar Tor, Dartmeet, Dartmoor National Park

Yar Tor rises steeply above the East Dart River and Dartmeet. Surrounded by ancient farms on three sides and the bulk of Corndon Tor with its barrows to the east, it's an impressive location.

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

To visit, we'd suggest you follow the main road that runs from Widecombe-in-the-Moor to Dartmeet. Near Dartmeet, just before the road descends steeply to the River Dart, is a narrow moorland road to the right that branches off to the riding stables at Babeny.

Follow this a short way and you'll see a parking area to your left and a modern cross on the flank of the moor to your right. From the car parking area, a grass track rises west past Yar Tor Stone Row to the top of Yar Tor with its cairn offering shelter from the wind.

From this you see the mass of granite outcrops that stretch out across the top of the tor. The views are vast taking in the South Devon coast, Dartmoor's south and north plateaus in addition to its central bowl stretching west to Princetown. Below, you'll see a number of farms including Babeny and Brimpts.

Perhaps the most interesting feature of the view are the number of ancient barrows topping the moors around you. Dartmoor's a small place and it must have been easy to know who was buried where around the landscape.

Given the size and variety of the views and the number of outcrops on Yar Tor, it's a great spot for a picnic.