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Brent Fore Hill

Homer Hill

A small tor remnant can be found on the edge of Brent Fore Hill, a spur about 300 metres to the south-east of Wacka Tor. This is the most conspicuous landmark on the hill where there are far-reaching views over the rural landscape of the South Hams. There are other nicely fissured low outcrops mostly on the west shoulder overlooking a sparse clitter on the south slopes, a few rocks showing evidence of rock splitting.

Eric Hemery (1983) in High Dartmoor, p.290, explains that the hill is "...sometimes called 'Homer Hill', affording an interesting view down the E. Glaze valley." However, he fails to mention the ruined tor here in his account.

A long line of now redundant Ordnance Survey benchmarks between Three Barrows and Corringdon Ball Gate run up the southern slope of the hill, but only a couple have been found in 2020. One of these, B.M. 1165.1 at SX 66659 61672, is to the south of the summit and is rather difficult to discern, being obscured by lichen on a flat, granite slab and has almost completely eroded away. The best route to visit this and nearby Wacka Tor is out of South Brent to Gribblesdown Farm via Aish and then over Aish Ridge to Ball Gate and up to the hill.

Brent Fore Hill
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 6676 6186
Height:
378m
Parish:
South Brent
Tor Classification:
Emergent
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Ordnance Survey
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps
Eric Hemery (1983): High Dartmoor

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