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Great Mis Tor

Great Mistor, Mystor, Mistorr, Mis Tor, Mistor, Misor, Miser

A massive group of imposing granite outcrops, which likely led to it being a boundary marker of the 1240 Perambulation. Sat high on the edge of the Merrivale Range, there is plenty of granite to clamber over and explore. Easily accessed from the Four Winds car park or from Rundlestone, on the B3357 (SX 56060 74903).

As well as amazing views, the tor boasts a fine rock basin, on the summit ridge, called the Mistor Pan, once known also as the Devil's Frying Pan. It overlooks the large expanse of Mistor Marsh.

Anna Eliza Bray describes this; "We returned, with the determination of soon visiting Mistor, which is the next to the north-east, and which our good shepherd informed us was the most curious on the moor, and that we should there meet what was called Mistor pan: this we concluded must be a Druidical basin of large size."

Great Mis 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 5626 7690
Height:
538m
Parish:
Dartmoor Forest
Tor Classification:
Summit Avenue
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Ordnance Survey
Anna Eliza Bray
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps
Mrs Anna Eliza Bray: Legends, Superstitions, and Sketches of Devonshire Volume One p.244

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