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Ger Tor

Gertor, Gert Tor, Great Tor, Gordetorre, Sentinel of the Cleave

Large granite outcrop within the Willsworthy Range, above the entrance to Tavy Cleave. Best accessed from the Lane End car park south-west of the tor.

Best described by Hemery; "...this splendid culmination and final spur of the west valley side is Ger Tor (1,350 feet). Sentinal of the Cleave, this fine tor looks eastward to the aloof Vur Tor and southward to the whole of Tavy's upper border-country. Weathering has produced a partial avenue, but the central core of the pile remains."

"There are horizontal jointings coincident with the south slope of the hill, while those on the north side are neutral, and a huge clitter on the east slope reaches the right bank of the river in the Cleave."

Ger Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 5469 8310
Height:
445m
Parish:
Peter Tavy
Tor Classification:
Spur
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Ordnance Survey
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor

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