Black Tor

With splendid views over the Meavy Valley

Black Tor is a wonderful tor to explore, with splendid views over the Meavy Valley. Most famous for its logan stone, which is where a boulder has become loose from its base and will rock under pressure.The Black Tor stone is a well-known and a particularly fine example, with a definite lean to the west. Underneath is the main part of the tor, a large granite outcrop that overlooks the field systems of Stanlake Farm.

From Black Tor you can view the Devonport Leat as it tumbles down Raddick Hill and crosses the River Meavy on an aqueduct; this leat was originally constructed to feed the rapidly growing city of Plymouth.

The tor is located above the River Meavy, one of the rivers that feed Burrator Reservoir. In addition to the remains of a blowing house and a double stone row across the valley beneath the opposing Hart Tor, where the valley steepens can be found Black Tor Falls, a secluded beauty spot that is often sheltered from the wind and a haven for photographers. This is just a short distance below Black Tor and both places are worth visiting when in the area.