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Bottor Rock

Bot Tor, Bot Tor Rock, Botter Rock, Bodetorre, Bottore, Westbottore, Bottor's Nose

First described by William Crossing, this is a fine tor now hidden in private woodland high above the same named farm but visible to the left from the public footpath (Beacon Lane) leading from Five Ways to Chericombe Head.

Crossing advises (page 301) that the upper mass is known locally as 'Bottor's Nose' and refers to a vista that is no longer visible today because of the trees.

He also describes the rock as a haunt of pixies 'who have often been heard singing by the good folks of Hennock when making their way homeward late at night'.

Bottor Rock
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Grid Ref:
SX 8269 8046
Height:
250m
Parish:
Hennock
Tor Classification:
Summit
Access:
Private (but visible from public land)
Rock Type:
Metamorphic
Credit:
Ordnance Survey
William Crossing
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps
William Crossing: Guide to Dartmoor

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