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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.

Ashbury Lower Crags
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Grid Ref:
SX 604 940
Height:
250m
Parish:
Okehampton Hamlets
Tor Classification:
Emergent
Access:
Private (but accessible)
Rock Type:
Metamorphic
Credit:
Paul Buck
Reference:
Paul Buck: Tors of Dartmoor

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