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Ashbury Lower Crags

A common feature of the track that follows the left bank of Moor Brook through Halstock Cleave are a succession of metamorphic crags along the foot of Ashbury Tor. Following the route from the confluence with East Okement and ascending, the first outcrop of note is a sharp pinnacle looming over the footpath at SX 6057 9399, where the lower outcrop of Ashbury can also be spotted above through the trees.

Continuing on, the crags are more akin to crumbling cliffs. In places the exposed rocks appear top heavy having given way at the base, perhaps an indication of erosion by the brook in times when this was a more formidable watercourse.

The crags peter out just before you reach the enclosure walls below East Hill where the path nears the end of the spur. Here you have the option of ascending to open ground or continuing further along the Moor Brook to Halstock Cleave Tor.

Note: This outcrop is on private land, but it is accessible.
Enjoy, but please behave responsibly and always follow the Countryside Code.
Ashbury Lower Crags
Grid Ref:
SX 604 940
Okehampton Hamlets
Tor Classification:
Private (but accessible)
Rock Type:
Paul Buck
Paul Buck: Tors of Dartmoor