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Doe Tor

Just on the edge of the Willsworthy Range, between the Wallabrook and Doetor Brook, there are many fine outcrops, with great views westward and best accessed from the Dartmoor Inn on the A386.

William Crossing provides a very disappointing account of the tor; "...a small pile which presents nothing remarkable..." This is a surprising comment since Doe Tor is in fact an extensive tor, with three main outcrops, excellent geology and a rock basin, as well as having the aforementioned views.

Hemery describes it much better; "The lower (pile) is very broken; its clitter lies on the tor's west slope and contains a poised boulder; although this does not log, it appears to be weathering at the base in such a way as to create a pivot, for it can be made to tremble by jumping on it. Another such boulder, insensitive to all assaults, is poised on a frost-parted rock on the higher side of the tor's lowest pile. The mid pile, south of which is a small, isolated hut-circle, is a cohesive rock-ridge having a fine south-west face..."

Doe 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 5419 8480
Height:
425m
Parish:
Lydford
Tor Classification:
Summit Avenue
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Ordnance Survey
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor
William Crossing: Guide to Dartmoor

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