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Bowda Tor

There is a collection of granite outcrops immediately to the north of the impressive rock stack known as Figgie Daniel on Easdon Down. The rocks form a small tor and provide striking views to the north and east from this lofty height.

Reaching the tor can be a challenge, especially during summer months when the bracken has hidden all sheep tracks that lead up from the more well-travelled areas of the Down.

There is a rock basin/depression on the main outcrop of Bowda Tor on the eastern edge which is a rather intriguing feature. The name of 'Bowda' refers to the ruined farmstead situated about half a mile to the north-east amid woodland and on private land unlike this tor.

Bowda Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 7349 8243
Height:
400m
Parish:
Manaton
Tor Classification:
Emergent
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Max Piper
Reference:
Max Piper: Tors of Dartmoor

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