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Arms Tor

This is a large, scattered granite tor to the east of Nodden Gate and its ford over the River Lyd. The tor is best accessed from the Fox and Hounds pub at Shortacombe, on the A386 road. A conical rock basin crowns the summit outcrop.

Crossing states that, "Although Arms Tor (1,411 feet) does not rise to a great height above the ground, it is nevertheless rather striking in appearance, particularly when viewed from the slope of Noddon..."

Hemery describes the outcrops; "Viewed from the south-west side, it appears as a lengthy rock-ridge, denuded in the centre. Some of its many partings are striking, and the pile at the east end of the ridge is weathered in pillar-like formations. On the very edge of the summit is a rock basin, approximately eleven inches in diameter."

Arms Tor
The map above is not a navigation tool and we recommend that the grid reference shown below is used in conjunction with an Ordnance Survey map and that training in its use with a compass is advised.
Grid Ref:
SX 5420 8620
Height:
457m
Parish:
Lydford
Tor Classification:
Spur
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
William Crossing
Ordnance Survey
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps
William Crossing: Guide to Dartmoor
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor

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