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Coombe Tor (Castle Drogo)

Here there are at least three sizeable rock piles hidden in the trees above Coombe about a mile south-west of Castle Drogo. The most impressive outcrop is the lowest which stands above an old sunken track but the largest is probably the higher pile which is completely shrouded in vegetation.

The tor can be reached by crossing the steep field high above the path beside Teign River and proceeding through a gate on the south edge of the wood and then heading up the gentle slope.

There is another small collection of low boulders on a spur of the hill below the tor at SX 720895 but these also reside in a private enclosure.

Coombe Tor (Castle Drogo)
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Grid Ref:
SX 718 896
Height:
180m
Parish:
Drewsteignton
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Private (but accessible)
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Tim Jenkinson
Reference:
Tim Jenkinson: East Dartmoor The Hidden Landscape: Rocks and Tors

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