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Higher Truckel Tor

A modest, squat outcrop of granite resembling a huge mushroom can be found on the edge of a field to the east of Ellimore, a farm near to the village of Lustleigh.

Situated right on the boundary of the two plots that Tithe Maps name as 'Fore Field' (plot 643) and 'Higher Truckel Park' (plot 646), it is actually the latter plot that the tor is to be associated with since its clitter extends down to the lane through the plot of land which is now a private woodland, bisected by a track.

However, the tor is best viewed from the west beside the aforementioned lane. No doubt this is once more part of the large sprawl of granite that spreads across the hillside high above and to the south of the minor road leading from the village out to Ellimore Farm.

Higher Truckel Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 7783 8141
Height:
150m
Parish:
Lustleigh
Tor Classification:
Small
Access:
Private (but visible from public land)
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Paul Buck
Reference:

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