Sourton Tors

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  • OS Map Coordinates: Sheet 191 - SX 546 896
  • Latitude: 50°41'28.1"N
  • Longitude: 4°03'50.1"W
  • Geo ID: geo:50.6911,-4.0639?z=15


  • Paragliding: Pilot
  • Hang-gliding: Pilot

If unsure, check with one of the club coaches before flying.


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Take Off

It is only necessary to use the higher take off in light winds. The lower take off is less rocky

Top Landing

Needs to be well back to avoid any rotor from the large rocks

Bottom landing

Cross wind landing in area clear of bracken beside wall, or back to Prewley car park.

Beware of power lines close to the treatment works, they have been hit before.


Boulders everywhere. They can be hidden in bracken at bottom landing area.

XC Flying

Excellent potential.


From A30 leave at Sourton services Interchange and take the A386 Tavistock road. Prewley water treatment works access is 300 meters South of the slip road, the second on the left.
Walk is approximately 1 mile.


At the entrance to the Water treatment works.
Do not block this entrance road, or the farmers access to the moor.

Sat Nav directions to parking.

Interactive Site Map

Emergency Information

Dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Police and then Mountain Rescue explaining your circumstances.
If you cannot make voice calls, you can now contact the 999 Emergency Services by SMS. Note: You must register this prior to an emergency.

You will need to provide the following information:

  • Name and mobile number of who is calling
  • What has happened?
    What is the problem, state of the casualty. Ensure you use Fall from Height and Remote Location.
  • Location: OS Grid Reference Sheet 191 - SX 546 896 or specific location if different.
  • Details of casualty: Name, Age, Address (if known).