Leather Tor and Devonport Leat

Short ascent to Sharpie Tor from the car park.

This walk has a variety of classic Dartmoor features all rolled into one. It has easily accessible Tors of Sharpitor, Black Tor and Leedon Tor. Whilst having a strikingly mountainous ridge-line of Leather Tor, which you may or may not decide to traverse. In addition you get the opportunity to walk the Devonport Leat through a pleasant plantation and to view Burrator reservoir from above.

Devonport Leat

The Leat also provides an intriguing opportunity to view an aquaduct in working condition as it crosses the River Meavy further along the walk below Black Tor. If this modern history is not enough then at the end of the walk we pass through a well preserved Bronze Age settlement with enclosures and hut circles hidden amongst the ferns and bracken.

Walk Details

The walk should take about 3 hours of gentle strolling, starting from the car park on the B3212 just outside of Yelverton (SX 557707). From here you walk South East toward the Sharpitor, the first Tor on the horizon. Follow the Map below for full walk details, along with OS References. If you’re not convinced then view the gallery below, clicking on the thumbnails for large images.

Additional images along the walk

Bronze Age hut circle