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Claig Tor

Cleg Tor, Cleag Tor (Hemery), Click Tor (Hemery), Yannadon Crags, Yennadon Crags

Whilst this tor appears small, directly below it sits a disused quarry, now a car park. Across the road, further outcrops drop to the River Meavy, suggesting this was once a much larger tor.

William Crossing, in his 'Guide to Dartmoor', marks the scene; "From Dousland the visitor will make his way to Yennadon and there branch L. into the road running along the side of the hill with Burrator Gorge R. On the hill above, L., are the Yennadon Crags, formerly known locally as Cleg Tor." Note that the reference to 'Cleg Tor' is only in the third edition.

In 'High Dartmoor', Hemery, in addition to 'Cleag Tor', also uses the name of 'Click Tor' to refer to this outcrop and not the one mentioned by Crossing some way to the east of here, much nearer the Roughtor Plantation. However, both authors use the term Yennadon (Yannadon) Crags to describe this tor.

Claig Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 5498 6776
Tor Classification:
Rock Type:
William Crossing
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor
William Crossing: Guide to Dartmoor
Tim Jenkinson (1999): The Forgotten Crags of Yennadon - a brief descriptive account Dartmoor Magazine 56 Autumn p. 30-31

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