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Higher Hartor Tor

Higher Hart Tor, Higher Har Tor, Higher Harter Tor, Harter Tors

This is a tor that is overshadowed somewhat by the abundance of Bronze Age hut circles, stone rows and cairns in Drizzle Combe below. But look closer and you'll see there is more to this tor.

If approaching from the north-east, you are underwhelmed by a few scruffy boulders before reaching the main outcrop but the land is built up on that side and the emergent tor has a half decent drop on its western edge with some good little nooks and crannies to clamber about on.

It can be a busy little tor, being a popular checkpoint for both Duke of Edinburgh Award and Ten Tors Training. Its outcrops are the only feature of prominence in the area, providing some shelter from the prevailing winds that push across Ditsworthy Warren and Drizzle Combe.

Higher Hartor 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 5995 6776
Height:
415m
Parish:
Sheepstor
Tor Classification:
Emergent
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
William Crossing
Ordnance Survey
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps

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