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.