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Hare Tor (Willsworthy Range)

Hayer Tor, Great Hay Tor, The Volcano, Air Tor

An impressive, large tor within the Willsworthy Range, north of Tavy Cleave, south of Rattlebrook Hill. Great views of West Devon. Best accessed from the Willsworthy Range car park.

Hemery says of the ridge south from Chat Tor as it "...terminates in the grand pile of Hare Tor (1,745 feet). Superior in height to neighbouring Sharp and Ger Tors, its name is more likely to have denoted the 'higher tor' than the quadruped. The huge, broken cone has cast its greatest clitter on the south and west slopes. On the north-east edge of the summit is an unusual, oval rock-basin..."

The tor is also called 'Great Hay Tor' which, according to Crossing, likely derived from 'High' or 'Higher' being that it is higher than its lower neighbour to the west.

Hare Tor (Willsworthy Range)
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SX 5508 8423
Peter Tavy
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Ordnance Survey
William Crossing
Ordnance Survey Maps
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor
William Crossing: Guide to Dartmoor

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