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Crip Tor (Ringwood)


Ken Ringwood, in his book, places Crip Tor on Private Land, on a short rise at the back of a farm with the same name. It is a worthy contender, consisting of a number of large smooth rounded outcrops, with lower bedrock spilling beyond the fence into some almost impenetrable open access land. There are further outcrops to the west, within private woodland.

However, the actual location for this tor is disputed, with other evidence placing it elsewhere. Whilst mentioned by Crossing, in his guide, he affords no description of Crip Tor, and Hemery only refers to the farm.

Mike Brown, in his Gazetteer places it south-east of Swell, and there is evidence of this position being favoured on the Tithe Map for the Parish of Walkhampton.

Crip Tor (Ringwood)
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Grid Ref:
SX 5541 7268
Tor Classification:
Private (but visible from public land)
Rock Type:
Tithe Map of the Parish of Walkhampton
Mike Brown
Ken Ringwood
Devon Heritage Centre: Tithe Map for the Parish of Walkhampton
Mike Brown: A Gazetteer of Dartmoor Names
Ken Ringwood: Dartmoor's Tors and Rocks

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