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Ivy Tor

This is a non-granite tor situated on the valley side on the south side of Belstone Cleave, set in a lovely gorge. The tor is marked on OS Maps.

Hemery describes the features it has to offer; "...which the river bends eastward to enter a gorge where the fine crag of Ivy Tor (approx. 800 feet) juts boldly from the south side. Similar in position to, but much smaller than the Dewerstone (Plym), it is composed of metamorphosed carboniferous rock. The lower buttresses of the tor are still richly cloaked in ivy..."

On the east side of Ivy Tor Water, there is also a small, insignificant terraced pile (not pictured) at SX 6289 9364, mentioned by Paul Rendell in Dartmoor News as 'Little Ivy Tor'.

Ivy Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 6285 9362
Height:
274m
Parish:
South Tawton
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Metamorphic
Credit:
Ordnance Survey
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor

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