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Down Tor

A stunning tor, a large expanse of huge granite, with some of the best views of the national park, looking across to Burrator Reservoir.

Hemery says the slopes of, "Down Tor (1,200 feet) are clittered to a remarkable degree (similar to Vur Tor, Tavy). Numerous huge slabs, lowered upon previous deposits by melting ice (ref. 'Clitter') are poised in an unconvincing state of balance - their apparent instability discounted by their having occupied such positions for up to thirteen thousand years."

Down Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 5804 6942
Height:
366m
Parish:
Walkhampton
Tor Classification:
Spur
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Ordnance Survey
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor

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