Originally mentioned by Eric Hemery, the precise location of Billy's Tor is often disputed. Mike Brown, in his Gazetteer of Dartmoor Names puts the elusive outcrop in this location, and Paul Rendell, in an article in Dartmoor News, locates the tor in this vicinity.
Eric Hemery, as is often his way, does not offer enough clues to definitely confirm the whereabouts; "On the lower slope of Billy's Tor is the small rock outcrop from which this hillside - actually the lower west flank of the N. Hessary massif - is named."
Prepare to be underwhelmed, what you find here is extensive quarried granite with glimpses of low outcrops and is likely the reason that many put the name to more prominent locations on the slopes of North Hessary.
Billy's Tor (Hemery)
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