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Kennick East Tor

Set in that part of Kennick Reservoir that is reserved for anglers is this striking ruined tor situated on the east side of the lake but hidden in the trees. Its location is accentuated by the small stream below that makes its last trickle before entering the manmade lake.

There are numerous large rocks and boulders that have toppled down the slope here above the path that loops under the south side of the water, some presenting as huge buttresses jutting from the steep and otherwise overgrown hillside that is best avoided.

The outcrops are gnarled, have little jointings and are most characterised by the trees using them as sturdy supports to thrive in this sheltered combe.

Kennick East Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 8058 8442
Height:
280m
Parish:
Christow
Tor Classification:
Small
Access:
Private (but accessible)
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Tim Jenkinson
Reference:
Tim Jenkinson: East Dartmoor The Hidden Landscape: Rocks and Tors

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