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Combestone Tor

Comberstone Tor, Cumston Tor, Combeston Tor, Cumsdon Tor, Combstone Tor, Combstone Rock

This stunning outcrop, with views of the Double Dart, is also one of the most accessible. There is a car park a few metres from it, and the grass is well kept by the local ponies, making it simple terrain. A much-loved tor by photographers, its vista of the Dart Valley is tough to beat.

Hemery comments upon the other features; "It also provides an interesting study in rock-basins; large ones occur on the summit, some still forming and others in decay with broken edges. On the north spur of Cumston Tor Hill lies Hamlyn's Leat, its serpentine contour-loops adding charm to the rugged upper valley side."

The tor often features in stories/programmes about Dartmoor on television due to its ease of access. If you see any granite outcrops from Dartmoor they are usually at Haytor or Combestone.

Combestone 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 6700 7180
Height:
356m
Parish:
Holne
Tor Classification:
Spur
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Ordnance Survey
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor

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