Find places to stay with easy access to Sheepstor, Burrator Reservoir, Leather Tor and the Upper Plym Valley. Superb location in the south west of Dartmoor National Park. Plymouth to the south and Tamar Valley AONB to the west. The South Devon AONB is to the south east.
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Gutter Tor, Devon


  • Located in Sheepstor, Devon, South West England, England
  • Gutter Tor is a super little rocky outcrop south east of Burrator Reservoir. If you open up the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map and flip it over onto the side that covers the southern section of Dartmoor National Park, you'll see Burrator Reservoir on the left hand side of the sheet. You'll also see various car parks marked on the map. To the south east is a car park (better described as a parking area) next to a Scout Hut by Gutter Tor. From here, there's very easy access to the top of the outcrop. We've positioned Gutter Tor on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. On that satellite imagery, note the parking area by the road north of the tor
  • The tor offers super views over the south west section of the National Park. To the east, the high moors drop down towards English Heritage's Upper Plym Valley. To the south, the Trowlesworthy Tors rise above the China Clay Workings (South Dartmoor). To the north west, Sheeps Tor, Leather Tor and Sharpitor surround Burrator Reservoir. Beyond those tors, you'll see Great Mis Tor and the National Park's high north plateau. Browse the 'Photo Gallery' to see more
  • The isolated house you'll see to the south east is Ditsworthy Warren House. We first visited the area when it was being used as a film location for Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's 'War Horse'
  • By James Penman

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