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Brent Hill South-West Tor

When viewed from the fields near to the hamlet of Aish the rock stack some 200 metres or so to the south west of the summit of Brent Hill looks impressive a small tor in its own right. The prominent pile stands aloft from the surrounding hillside but it is still very difficult to access particularly in the summer months because of the unchecked vegetation of mostly gorse and bracken that thwarts an approach from below and above.

So visits later in the year are recommended to view the fine outcrop with its seemingly contorted facial expression caused by the numerous cracks and splits in the non granite rock.

Two smaller outcrops lie nearby confirming its inclusion as a separate group of rocks to those that are seen on high.

Brent Hill South-West Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 7015 6153
Height:
280m
Parish:
South Brent
Tor Classification:
Spur
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Metamorphic
Credit:
Tim and Ann Jenkinson
Reference:
Tim Jenkinson: Tors of Dartmoor

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