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Kit Rocks

Kit Tor

Called 'Kit Tor' by Crossing (1909), this is an emergent pile of granite outcrops sitting above the left bank of the East Dart River deep into North Dartmoor and is a welcome sight to the rambler. Shallow rock basins occur on the highest outcrops which form a line of miniature cliffs facing towards the river while the eastern edges of these, where the ground begins to rise up to Kit Hill, tend to be topped with grass.

Eric Hemery (1983) states; "Good ground lies on the west flank of Kit Hill, which is crossed by the left-bank path from Dart Head. This fords a tiny feeder of the river and passes below Kit Rocks; the first rock outcrop in the valley, it provides contrasting relief in the fen-lands."

Indeed, the tor is a welcome resting spot for a visitor who has laboured to these parts and in good weather, the peace, tranquillity and silence is only broken by the gentle trickle of the East Dart. Its hard-to-reach location also provides a real glimpse into the remoter parts of Dartmoor.

Kit Rocks
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 6131 8273
Height:
520m
Parish:
Dartmoor Forest
Tor Classification:
Emergent
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Ordnance Survey
William Crossing
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor
William Crossing: Guide to Dartmoor

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