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Drewston Tor

Set in a little copse that could be considered an extension of Cleave Wood straddling the road, this small but nonetheless attractive pile is just off and to the east of the lane that comes up from Meacombe Farm towards Drewston Cross.

Rocks spill through the trees here and although most of it is likely set on private land the main part of the tor is so close to the road that it is easily viewed over tumbled down walls on the brow of the hill when walking by. Below the tor the road descends into a most interesting wall like section with cliffs either side not dissimilar in appearance from other roads in the vicinity of the nearby town of Chagford. If not for the trees Drewston Tor would overlook the same named hamlet close to the A382 at Halfway House where a small but now long out of use Victorian post box is embedded in the wall of the building indicative perhaps of a former Post Office at this rather remote spot between Moretonhampstead and Chagford.

As the tor is quite close to Meacombe Farm and other houses in the area the visitor is advised that the shooting of pheasants and other game birds and animals takes place nearby at different times throughout the year. Although the tor is mainly outside of the range of those activities caution must be observed at all times.

Drewston 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 7236 8724
Tor Classification:
Private (but visible from public land)
Rock Type:
Paul Buck
Tim Jenkinson
Max Piper
Reference / Further Reading:
Paul Buck, Tim Jenkinson, Max Piper: Tors of Dartmoor

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