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Bell Tor

Bel Tor

This is one large granite mass north of Bonehill Rocks, and south of Chinkwell Tor. There are excellent views of the village of Widecombe in the Moor, with its distinctive church below. A few car parks south mean easy access to this one.

Hemery says of this impressive tor and its rock basins; "There are several rock-basins, one 25-27 inches in diameter, five inches deep and having a small channel; a tilted rock bears a partly formed basin and another forming on the tip of the rock; on the east pile of the tor is an irregularly shaped basin roughly three feet by two, its side in one place nine inches deep."

The most conspicuous part of the tor is the seemingly wedged boulder at the summit where two steep granite walls prevent it from moving. One can only wonder how it got in such a position.

Bell Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 7305 7787
Height:
423m
Parish:
Widecombe in the Moor
Tor Classification:
Spur
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Ordnance Survey
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor

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