United Kingdom Birch Tor

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Richard Fox

About This Spot

Birch Tor is easy to get to and worth it for the good views over central Dartmoor. Just below the tor are the remains of Dartmoor's last tin mines. Here the heather can be breath taking in late summer.

Birch Tor has good views to central Dartmoor particularly over Soussons and to Yar Tor in the south. Birch Tor was also home to the last working tin mine on Dartmoor. The Vitifer Mine ran until 1925 and on the west side of Birch Tor plenty of evidence of the mine can still be seen. Birch Tor does not lie in any military firing ranges.

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