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Hucken Tor

Okel Tor, Okal Tor, Hook-in-the-Tor, Tor-in-the-Oaks, Wood-in-the-Tor, Hulkyntor, Oaken Tor, Oak Tor, H'woaken Tor

This extensive granite tor, situated on the edge of the moor, to the south of Merrivale, has outcrops both on moorland and in vibrant woodland. It is the section within trees that holds most who visit spellbound and this is a firm favourite for many tor baggers.

Crossing sets the scene of this secluded place; "Here we turn to the left, and crossing a small stream by a comparatively modern clapper of two openings near Withill Farm, shall pass Davey Town Farm and make our way along the narrow lane to Hucken Tor, or as it is usually called in the locality, Okel Tor. The scene presented as it comes into view is truly characteristic of the Dartmoor borders. The rude walls of small enclosures, encumbered with scattered granite, are seen on the hillside to the right; to the left is the valley, and beyond rise rocky peaks."

This beautiful tor continues down the hillside; one can see marked on Ordnance Survey Maps to the west of the bridleway, the words "Rock Basins" and true enough, a fine collection of four can be found atop an outcrop at SX 5478 7382, close to a gate.

Hucken 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 5493 7382
Height:
314m
Parish:
Walkhampton
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Ordnance Survey
William Crossing
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps
William Crossing: Gems in a Granite Setting

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