Kitty Tor, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Kitty Tor, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

One for the Dartmoor enthusiast or tor bagger, Kitty Tor is a collection of small outcrops on the high, flat moorland of Amicombe Hill, Woodcock Hill and Corn Ridge. Ten Tors teams nickname the valley east and north of Kitty Tor 'death valley'. The moorland surrounding Kitty Tor can get really boggy.

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

To visit, follow the old peat railway trackbed up to Rattlebrook Peatworks (Disused) and then use the track marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map to walk to the outcrops.

You can walk from Prewley Moor/Sourton via Corn Ridge but it gets very boggy up there. Stick to the top of the Upper West Okement Valley and head for Steng-a-Tor and then wander across to Kitty Tor.

Alternatively, start from Meldon Reservoir car park. Skirt the eastern side of Meldon Reservoir and wander up past Black-a-tor Copse National Nature Reserve to Sandy Ford. Walk up the steep valley wall to Kitty Tor. A variation of this route is from Dinger Tor.

You can also wander up along Amicombe Hill but we'd only recommend this route after a period of dry weather.