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Kitty Tor

Kit Tor, Amicombe Hill

This consists of two principle piles, a small granite outcrop on the summit of Amicombe Hill, at SX 5669 8728, beside a military firing range flagpole. There is also a lower outcrop, 40 metres north.

Hemery comments: "The higher pile is the smaller, and a military flag-pole and notice-board stand beside it: the skyline in the south-east is provided by the lofty Hangingstone-Whitehorse ridge, where the Dart Head Cut is discernible as a dark line on the west flank of Whitehorse Hill; south-westward beyond the Rattle Brook valley are the tors of Hare, Chat, Dunnagoats, Great Links and, a little further north, Hunters."

The lower outcrop, at SX 5672 8744, is the more interesting section. Overlooking the West Okement Valley it possesses the better views but the close proximity of the military storage huts do blight it somewhat.

Kitty Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 567 873
Height:
584m
Parish:
Dartmoor Forest
Tor Classification:
Summit
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Ordnance Survey
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor

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