Steng-a-Tor, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Steng-a-Tor, Sourton, Dartmoor National Park

Small outcrop above the south west wall of the Upper West Okement Valley. It's situated in a potentially very boggy part of Woodcock Hill and Corn Ridge. Walking up there after a period of heavy rain is an unpleasant experience. Sandy Ford crosses the West Okement River below. Ten Tors teams refer to this part of Dartmoor as death valley. The climb from the valley floor to Steng-a-Tor is very steep. Kitty Tor is to the south. Rattlebrook Peatworks (Disused) are to the south west. The River Lyd rises to the west (hence the boggy terrain). Branscombe's Loaf is to the north west. The highest ground in Dartmoor National Park at High Willhays and Yes Tor is to the north east and Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve to the north.

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

To visit for the first time, head for Sourton Tors from the car parking area at Sourton village or Prewley Moor. Walk up the end of Corn Ridge to Branscombe's Loaf. Walk south east along the top of the valley wall to Steng-a-Tor. If possible, walk after a period of dry weather.

Alternatively, start from the car park at Meldon Reservoir. Cross the dam, walk around the eastern side of the water and then wander through Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve to Sandy Ford at the top of the valley. Zig-zag up the south west valley wall and you'll see Steng-a-Tor in front of you.

Whilst it's a slightly longer route, you can follow Rattlebrook Peatworks Railway (Disused) up to Rattlebrook Peatworks (Disused). Follow the track to Kitty Tor and then cross to Steng-a-Tor.