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Honeybag Tor

Honey Bag Tor, Honeybags

A quite magnificent tor, with many outcrops on the northern lip of Bonehill Down. The rocks are engulfed with many xenoliths, where country rock has been absorbed into the intruding magma. They appear as solid golf balls protruding from the granite stacks and are interesting to examine.

The tor is best described by William Crossing in Guide to Dartmoor; "From Honeybag Tor we have a fine view of the upper part of the Widecombe valley, and of Hameldon, a wide extent of moorland and cultivated country also being visible. The derivation of its name is not clear, but it may be worth while to note, if only as a curious circumstance, its similarity to hunne-bed, a name given to ancient burial monuments situated chiefly in the province of Drenthe in the Netherlands."

Honeybag Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 728 787
Height:
445m
Parish:
Widecombe in the Moor
Tor Classification:
Summit
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Ordnance Survey
William Crossing
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps
William Crossing: Guide to Dartmoor

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