Cripdon Down North Tor
Cripdon Down Tors, Blissamoor Rocks
There are four distinct outcrops scattered across Cripdon Down, the most prominent of which form two obvious clusters, named the North and South sections respectively. On the northern part of the down, some 400 metres away from the southern group, one outcrop has a flat logan rock, whilst the other downhill to the east rises to 2 metres on its east side with a resilient hawthorn growing from the cracked granite.
Eric Hemery (1983) mentions the rock piles here (High Dartmoor, p.724) but fails to give them an identity. However, Tim Jenkinson later remedied this in Dartmoor Magazine Spring edition 2000, providing the collective name for the group, his article concluding with; "These four wide spreading outcrops do not appear to have acquired a name apart from perhaps the obvious Cripdon Down Tors."
But the tor may possess another name. In 'South Devon Hounds Meet at Manaton' from November 13th 1925 we see a mention to 'Blissamoor Rocks'; "Going on to Cripdon Down hounds worked on by Blissamoor Rocks and Bowerman's Nose to Hayne Down, and thence crossed over to Hedge Barton." The name of 'Blissmoor' is displayed on current OS maps and is a name given to a house that sits at the northern foot of the Down. The rocks above Blissmoor are visible from the road to the east.