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Bag Tor (Ilsington)

Bagathora, Bagtor Down, Baggy Tor, Bog Tor

Bag Tor is a little gem, sat within Bagtor Down. Access is through a gate with notice of a permissive path. While the area is Open Access, the notice informs that between 1st March and 31st July, you must stick to the path to protect the rare ground nesting birds known to inhabit the down.

Bag Tor has excellent views to the south-east, of Newton Abbot, Kingsteignton and the Teign estuary. Eric Hemery describes the area; "The major pile rises amid the ruins of smaller ones and is of interest on three counts: the great fall of slab granite at its east foot, a remarkable rock basin, and the fine view it provides of the steep-sided Sig gorge pointing towards the Channel coast..."

The tor also boasts a strangely weathered rock basin on its summit.

Bag Tor (Ilsington)
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Grid Ref:
SX 7619 7579
Height:
349m
Parish:
Ilsington
Tor Classification:
Spur
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Ordnance Survey
Eric Hemery
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor

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