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Hollow Tor (Widecombe)

On the lower west slopes of Tor Hill, one sizeable granite outcrop topped with grass creeping down the valley side. Access is from a car park to the north.

Disappointing when viewed from the eastern side, Hemery assures us that: "The reason for its name is self-evident, for at the north-west foot of the tor is a huge cavity caused by a break-away of rock. Although it is some 250 feet below the crest of Tor Hill (similarly, Hen Tor below the Plym ridge), a clear prospect may be had of the declining, undulating ridges and spurs of high Dartmoor in the south."

Hollow Tor (Widecombe)
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 7310 7620
Height:
370m
Parish:
Widecombe in the Moor
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Ordnance Survey
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor

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