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East Raven's Tor

Raven's Rocks

East of the Ordnance Survey marked Raven's Tor, but by no means less impressive, this significant outcrop boasts an overhang that betters its neighbour's example. Little-known the tor lies just below the well-trod path that scales the beautiful ridge above the steep-sided Lustleigh Cleave, but you have to carefully descend the bracken-infested slopes before you get a view of the tor. From above, it is unimpressive, but squeeze between its outlying rocks to round the largest outcrop and laid before you is a striking tor.

The name of 'East Raven's Tor' was introduced in 2016 by Paul Buck after literally stumbling across the outcrop, but the bouldering community use the name of 'Raven's Rocks' to describe the area and this appellation is used in James Clapham's (2017) book titled 'Dartmoor: A Climbers' Club Guide' with the following description; "Despite the long walk-in, this should be a Mecca for all Dartmoor enthusiasts with a good selection of quality boulder problems tucked on the edge of the wood below the heath."

Like Raven's Tor, the tor here is partly concealed by trees, gorse and bracken, so it is advised that you visit in winter where accessibility is much easier. At the same elevation, it could be argued to be a distant outlier of Raven's, but it definitely deserves separate status to ensure the tor bagger visits and its position known to those who choose to walk in the beautifully wooded landscape of East Dartmoor.

East Raven's 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 764 819
Height:
300m
Parish:
Lustleigh
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Paul Buck
Reference:
Moorland Walks (2016): The Tors and Rocks of Lustleigh
James Clapham (2017): Dartmoor: A Climbers' Club Guide

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