2,037 ft / 620 m


1,761 ft / 536 m




20 summits

Top climbing months

May   18%

April   14%

June   14%

Most climbed route

Military Excercise


  • Highest point in Dartmoor and in all of southern England.
  • Relatively insignificant tor compared to many others in Dartmoor.
  • The 8-foot lower but more impressive Yes Tor lies only 1 km away along a ridge known as "the Roof of Devon".
"Myself and the Dartmoor wonderer (Steve) walked from Belstone to High Willhase. It was a cold, rainy, foggy day but we both had a lot of fun. https://youtu.be/DVQS_TbtGLc " - mikebright, Oct 28, 2017
"From Meldon reservoir car park, climbed 400m peak directly south then headed on to climb Black Tor. Then cut across boggy marsh up to High Wilhays. Then on to Yes Tor and back to the reservoir." - vygodski, Apr 8, 2017
"My Bombardier Leadership course was carried out in Plymouth and around Dartmoor. I also spent a few weeks on Military excercise in and around the Moors. Okehampton was our basecamp, along with many other bivy areas around DTA (Dartmoor Training Area) spent many hours, both day and night, tabbing around Dartmoor in the cold and wet......it was ALWAYS cold and wet !!. A beautiful area though, one day, I'd love to go back under my own guidance, and appreciate the moors in my own time. " - UK-Ranger, Apr 10, 1997



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