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Berra Tor

Berra Tor is a large, compact sedimentary outcrop that is perched above Balstone Wood on the edge of the National Park within Open Access Land. The West Devon Way and Double Waters lie to the north and the River Tavy is to the west which can be heard below as a menacing force breaking the silence.

Trees sprout out of the main outcrop that culminates in a huge rock face on the south-west side which is hardly noticeable from the north-east where the ground rises higher to the remains of an Iron Age camp that is described by Historic England; "Despite reduction in the height of the rampart and disturbance to the interior through cultivation as a nationally rare type of monument, the Iron Age defended settlement 180m north east of Berra Tor survives comparatively well and will contain archaeological and environmental evidence relating to its construction, use, strategic significance, agricultural practices and domestic arrangements."

A fine example of a secluded, little-visited tor, the best way to access is perhaps from the Long Ash Garden Centre car park to the east but there are also paths coming in from Double Waters and Balstone Wood Tor that make for a slightly longer route.

Berra 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 4780 6906
Height:
132m
Parish:
Buckland Monachorum
Tor Classification:
Summit
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Sedimentary
Credit:
Ordnance Survey
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps
Historic England: Camp NE of Berra Tor

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