Sittaford Tor, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Sittaford Tor, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

With the upper River Teign to the north and the East River Dart to the south, Fernworthy Forest to the east and the high moors to the west, Sittaford Tor is surrounded by beautiful natural features.

Throw in the recently discovered Sittaford Stone Circle, the restored Grey Wethers Stone Circles, the mysterious Quintin's Man, the evocative ruins of Teignhead Farm and Stat's House and you have a tor that must be visited if you are on holiday in this section of Dartmoor National Park.

We've positioned Sittaford Tor on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. Whilst you can walk to the tor from any direction in the right conditions, we'd recommend starting from Fernworthy Forest.

Follow the road from Chagford to Fernworthy Forest and Fernworthy Reservoir. The road passes a car park and runs around the reservoir to a dead end where there is a turning circle and limited parking. From there, follow the path marked in green on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map. You pass Fernworthy Stone Circle and come to a gate that leads out on to the high moor. Cosdon Hill is visible to the north west. Teignhead Farm is in front of you. Sittaford Tor rises to the south west. A very obvious track leads to its summit.

Alternative routes include the path from Postbridge marked in green on the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map and a yomp across the moors from Batworthy Corner.

As mentioned, there's plenty to do and see in the Sittaford Tor area. If time's short, make sure you visit The Grey Wethers Stone Circles that's just down the hill from Sittaford Tor.