TORS OF DARTMOOR

a database of both lesser & well-known rocks and outcrops
Search Map East Dartmoor Geology About The Team Contact

Holwell Tor

Holwill Tor, Holewyltorre, Ovals Tor

This is a substantial granite tor and impressive when viewed from Houndtor Down to the west. The north part of the tor has been quarried out, or hollowed, with a footpath cutting through it from the Haytor granite tramway in the direction of the Becka (Becky) Brook.

It comprises a number of interesting outcrops with a flattish summit affording a wonderful vista. William Crossing describes it; "Crossing the tramway we direct our steps to Holwell Tor, where the rock masses rise from an extensive clatter. The lower part of this is not more than about 100 feet above the Becky, and some 400 yards from it, but its higher part is twice that distance from the stream."

Holwell 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 7510 7750
Height:
402m
Parish:
Ilsington
Tor Classification:
Spur
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Ordnance Survey
William Crossing
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps
William Crossing: Guide to Dartmoor & Amid Devonia's Alps

Please Support Us

We are proud to see the names of lesser known tors are now being used more commonly on other websites and whilst this is to be encouraged we do request that, should you wish to use the information on this page, you provide a backlink to the website as reference, by copying the relevant address:

https://www.torsofdartmoor.co.uk/tor-page.php?tor=holwell-tor