Hen Tor, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Hen Tor, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Hen Tor is one of the most distinctive outcrops on Dartmoor's south moor. A shallow cone of granite rising above a clitter slope, Hen Tor is situated on the flank of Lee Moor above the River Plym. Hentor Brook flows west of the tor into the Plym. There are super views over Drizzle Combe's famous prehistoric sites and Ditsworthy Warren House that was used in Steven Spielberg's film version of Michael Morpurgo's 'War Horse'.

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

Visiting can be a problem. As mentioned, the River Plym flows below the tor. The river is a formidable barrier after a period of rain when the water level is high and the current strong. In these conditions, we'd recommend you approach from the many car parking areas around Cadover Bridge. This enables you to approach the tor from the southern side of the river.

If you're visiting after a spell of dry weather, you can cross the river via one of the many fords on the Plym between Plym Head and Ditsworthy Warren House. Note that even when water levels are low, you have to wade across the lower fords. Some people cross the weir near Ditsworthy Warren House but it's slippery and we wouldn't recommend it.