Dartmoor: Was Tor
So, with little expectation of a favourable outcome, I went in search. First, I walked along the lane to Was Tor Farm, which appeared to be the obvious starting point, but this appears to be a collection of holiday lets with no one about.
When there was the furor about the court case for Vixen Tor, an article in the local newspaper was run about the forbidden tors of the moor. The landowner remembers a journalist visiting and when offered to be given a tour just looked up, figured it wasn't worth the climb, and jumped back in their car. How wrong can someone be?
The view alone is enough for me! After ungraciously crawling under a part of the electric fence not wired up, we came to the top. I was immediately charmed by this small basalt outcrop with fine views of the north moor and Gibbet Hill.
|View of the north moor|
Lower slopes of Was Tor