Greathill Copse Tor
The Wray Valley on East Dartmoor is home to many striking rock masses, many hidden and concealed by trees and woodland with very little written about most of them in the Dartmoor Literature. One of the grandest tors in the vicinity is situated within what old OS Maps mark as 'Greathill Copse', a steep-sided woodland strewn with granite boulders and outcrops.
Amid this array of granite can be found a superior tor, a vertical wall of two distinct outcrops rising up into the sky with, from the top, glimpses out to Trendlebere Down. Some of the western outcrops are just visible from the public footpath leading from Kelly Cross to Lower Elsford.
It seems that the tor has only been described once before in James Clapham's book entitled 'Dartmoor: A Climbers' Club Guide' which features routes over many of the outcrops here that are climbed by the bouldering community, although the area is not described as a tor. The name of 'Greathill Copse Tor', therefore, seems a most appropriate appellation for all of these outcrops.