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Badgers Holt Tor

Badger's Holt Tor

Just within the Parish boundary at Dartmeet there is a well-defined path from Badger's Holt leading north along the East Dart River. Here you will find a ruined tor in two parts that seems to have been overlooked by previous commentators.

The higher outcrop, at grid ref. SX 6733 7345 is the more distinctive. Another one resides on the low slopes, at SX 6729 7341, in woods not far from the start of the footpath on the east side.

Although brought to the attention of the public by Tim Jenkinson in 2015, we find, on the Dartmoor Trust Archive, that it was photographed in December 1887 and annotated by Robert Burnard as a "curious mass of rocks at Badgers Holt".

The small tor here is well worth a visit and, in spite of its proximity to the well frequented tea rooms and river, is seldom visited and can actually be a pleasant retreat away from the crowds.

Badgers Holt 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 673 734
Height:
250m
Parish:
Widecombe in the Moor
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Private (but visible from public land)
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Tim Jenkinson
Robert Burnard
Reference:
Tim Jenkinson (2015): Dartmoor Discovered: The East Dart north of Dartmeet: Dartmoor Magazine No 121 Winter pp.40-41
© The Dartmoor Trust Archive: Rocks at Badger's Holt

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