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Conies Down Tor

Conies' Down Tor, Condeshull, Condyshull

Sited north of the Lich Way and west of the Cowsic River, this granite tor has two main outcrops. The most direct access is from Holming Beam to the south, but the route is pretty tough going.

Hemery, when describing the fantastic views to be had from the tor, states that: "The view is interesting: south-south-west beyond Conies Down Water is the rounded lump of Blacka Brook Head, and left of it Black Dunghill; beyond these is the lofty Mis Tor ridge. Ahead and southward, one is struck by the extraordinary series of meanders in the course of Cowsic below Broad Hole."

The tor itself consists of two small outcrops of compact granite on the southern flank of Maiden Hill, a large boggy plateau, forming a splendid backdrop for the aforementioned view down the Cowsic.

Conies Down Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 5891 7912
Height:
530m
Parish:
Dartmoor Forest
Tor Classification:
Spur
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
William Crossing
Ordnance Survey
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor

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