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Brett's Tor

A small yet significant pile that has acquired the name of Brett's Tor, is set in the private grounds of Becky Falls that for a charge (£8.50 per adult for 2020) is open to the public.

Crossing (1909) describes the attraction "Although Becky Fall may not on ordinary occasions fully realize the expectations of those who look to see a cascade, it can never be disappointing, for the beauty of its surroundings more than compensate for the lack of volume of water". Indeed, the rocky spectacle and resplendent waterfall is dependent upon the weather and is much better viewed during periods of the highest rainfall when the brook swells and bursts over the boulders particularly in the winter months. However, permitted opening hours are restricted to 1000-1700 hours between February and November.

That said the tor gives rise to a considerable rock fall below the highest outcrop that has an imposing granite brow and is little more than 30 metres from its twin known locally as Luke's Tor. Both the names of the rock groups here are invented and linked to the children of a former proprietor of the site but are nonetheless included on a visitor's map of the area issued upon entrance.

Brett's Tor
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 7588 8018
Height:
230m
Parish:
Manaton
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Private (but a fee to visit)
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Becky Falls
Reference:
Tim Jenkinson: East Dartmoor The Hidden Landscape: Rocks and Tors

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