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Furze Park Tor

Dissecting the faint but marked footpath through the highest section of Wray Cleave Wood, owned by Woodland Trust, is a large valley side tor that is intersected by a broken wall. The name of 'Furze Park Tor' seems appropriate given that it lies within the vicinity of the plot called 'Furze Park' on the Tithe Map for the Parish of Moretonhampstead.

Standing at the biggest outcrop at grid SX 7752 8454, the tor contours south, with a series of large granite walls mostly hidden by foliage, before another fine outcrop is found some 10 metres below at SX 7751 8444.

It is heavily adorned in moss, meaning that barely any granite rock is visible. As with all tors in Wray Cleave Wood care must be taken on the steep wooded slopes as, at times, they can be uneven and difficult to traverse.

Furze Park Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 775 845
Height:
230m
Parish:
Moretonhampstead
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Private (but accessible)
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Max Piper
Reference:
Max Piper: Dartmoor News Issue 173 March/April 2020: Exploring the Tors in Wray Cleave Wood

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