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Butterburies Rocks

In his quest to find Hare Tor, an outcrop mentioned by William Crossing whose location is disputed, Dr. Peter Sanders tells of a tall jagged outcrop residing close to a wall in the Butterburies Newtake at SX 544 793. There are great views north of Tavy Cleave.

Whilst we believe this isn't Hare Tor, situated some 700 metres away from the other two sites, this is still a worthy outcrop, and obvious, when viewed from White Tor. It sits on Private Land, but can be viewed from the nearby field wall and gate, the gate strictly stating "Private".

A curious wooden post has been fastened to the largest rock. The grid reference given by Sanders is a bit off the actual location, being at SX 5438 7915 instead. The name of "Butterburies Rocks" seems appropriate for the area.

Butterburies Rocks
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Grid Ref:
SX 5438 7915
Peter Tavy
Tor Classification:
Private (but visible from public land)
Rock Type:
Alan Watson
Dr. Peter Sanders
Dr. Peter Sanders and Alan Watson: Tors List 380 Tors Visitations (published privately)

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