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Furze Tor

Beside the bridleway below Smeardon Down and Boulters Tor, this is a disappointing non-granite outcrop overlooking Lower Godsworthy and Colly Brook.

According to Tim Jenkinson, it is known locally as 'Furze Tor', a small and somewhat ragged tor below Boulters Tor. The summit rocks are crowned by a gorse or furze bush from which the tor takes its name.

The crag is marked clearly on old Ordnance Survey Maps and is a bizarre omission from Hemery's book 'High Dartmoor' when he described the area.

Furze Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 5255 7792
Height:
319m
Parish:
Peter Tavy
Tor Classification:
Spur
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Metamorphic
Credit:
Tim Jenkinson
Reference:
Tim Jenkinson: A Celebration of the Lesser Known Tors of Dartmoor Part 2 - Dartmoor Magazine No 101, Winter 2010.

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