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Ash Tor

Just off the public footpath that heads through the wood from Linscott to Bowden, heading north, there is a small tor on the left that is just about visible from the path, or at least its lower section. Several scattered, mossy boulders below the given grid reference show the tor's beginnings from the aforementioned footpath.

Ascending further up the hill slope, the main outcrop of the tor becomes visible; it consists of one jointed granite outcrop amid holly and fallen tree branches with the particular arrangement of one section forming a tiny crevice. From here, the trees are more sparse than by the footpath, and so good views southward extend out of the woodland in the winter towards the moors and rural fields of East Dartmoor.

North of the main tor there are further, albeit lowly, piles at SX 7422 8765 which include the tor's summit rocks. On the other side of the woodland's upper boundary fence there can also be viewed exposed bedrock in the open field.


Note: This outcrop is on private land, but it is accessible.
Enjoy, but please behave responsibly and always follow the Countryside Code.
Ash Tor
Grid Ref:
SX 7422 8758
Height:
270m
Parish:
Moretonhampstead
Tor Classification:
Small
Access:
Private (but accessible)
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Max Piper
Reference: