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Hare Tor (Wapsworthy)

There is much debate as to the true location of this small non-granite tor. William Crossing (1912 p.173) explains that 'Hare Tor' is the name given to a "small pile" above an "equally small clatter" on the slope above Wapsworthy Wells. This small ruined 'tor' fits the bill on Arthur Hill about 300 metres north of the Langstone Menhir.

The eastern section, at SX 5516 7907, is on Public Land; a small collection of quite prominent jagged rocks. The western section is more a flattened rock pile at SX 5499 7899, sitting within Private Land on the other side of the newtake wall but easily viewed from the barbed wire fence.

Also, at SX 553803, Terry Bound tells of a "low rock-pile about 4 metres in diameter, seen over the wall beyond a gate close to the two green army huts along the track from Wapsworthy Gate, near Bagga Tor." Sadly, despite his description, we have failed to find this outcrop.

Hare Tor (Wapsworthy)
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Grid Ref:
SX 551 791
Height:
440m
Parish:
Peter Tavy
Tor Classification:
Ruined
Access:
Public (part private)
Rock Type:
Metamorphic
Credit:
William Crossing
Tim Jenkinson
Terry Bound
Reference:
William Crossing: Guide to Dartmoor
Terry Bound: The A to Z of Dartmoor Tors
Tim Jenkinson: Lesser Known Tors and Rocks of Dartmoor
Dr. Peter Sanders (1996): Tors List 380 Tors Visitations (published privately)

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