Dinger Tor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Dinger Tor, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

An army ring road pushes out from Okehampton Camp on Dartmoor's north moor. On the ground, this army ring road is in fact a network of roads and tracks that provide easy access to remote moorland. At the south western extent of this ring road is Dinger Tor. It's a small rocky outcrop overlooking a large turning circle for army vehicles. The road leading from West Mill Tor to Dinger Tor is not open to public vehicles. If you want to visit, it's on foot or by bike.

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

To visit for the first time, head for Okehampton and Okehampton Camp. Take the road that climbs between Rowtor and West Mill Tor. There's limited party below West Mill Tor. This is as far as public vehicles can go. From there, it's about 3kms to Dinger Tor. We'd suggest you then walk up to High Willhays and Yes Tor before following the army road back down to your vehicle by West Mill Tor.

Dinger Tor also acts as a gateway to Dartmoor's most remote land. The North-South (Track) Ancient Travel Route runs past the tor taking you over Black Ridge Peat Pass to the foot of Fur Tor and Cut Hill. It's difficult and tiring walking so take care. You can also head up to Cranmere Pool from the Dinger Tor area by pretty much following the north side of the West Okement River to West Okement Head. Again, it's not easy walking. Close by are Great Kneeset and Lints Tor and Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve. The Upper West Okement Valley is spectacular and you can follow it down to the foot of Black Tor before slogging up to High Willhays and Yes Tor before following the aforementioned army road back to your starting point.