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Highfield House Tor

A fine little tor this, set part in a private garden and part below in public land. The main outcrop is in the grounds of Highfield House near to the village of Lustleigh and is seen from a public footpath running a short way to the south.

Presenting as a grand rounded outcrop there is in fact two main clumps of granite here on the lawn of the house. Proceeding further along the footpath brings the walker to public access land and the lower section of the tor, this a little less impressive than the upper part but still forming giant rounded and split rocks of considerable stature.

The northernmost has splendid views of the hillside ahead. This is yet another example of the fantastic landscape around the village that the Reverend Richard Polwhele described as long ago as 1806 as 'all hill, valley and rock.'

Highfield House Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 7813 8163
Height:
155m
Parish:
Lustleigh
Tor Classification:
Small
Access:
Private (but visible from public land)
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Steve Jenkins
Reference:
Tim Jenkinson: East Dartmoor The Hidden Landscape: Rocks and Tors
R. Powhele (1806): The History of Devonshire Exeter

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