TORS OF DARTMOOR

a database of both lesser & well-known rocks and outcrops
Search Map East Dartmoor Geology About The Team Contact

Knowle Wood Tor (Meavy)

Alerted to the possibility of a tor in Knowle Wood by Peter Freeman, this pile was discovered. Whilst the tor is on Private Land, there are no warning signs discouraging access but observe signage if in evidence.

It consists of two modest granite outcrops with many loose boulders that are scattered on the hillside, suggesting that a once bigger rockpile once resided here above the narrow rocky path beside the River Meavy.

Phil Newman (2019), when describing the little-known ramparts on the hill in 'An archaeological survey of Knowle Wood', provides a compelling description of Knowle Wood Tor; "The summit is defined by a small and comparatively level plateau, which although edged with small outcrops and strewn with clitter, has some clear patches of ground. It is on and around this summit that the stony ramparts are located, while the plateau gradually falls away into steep slopes on all sides. To the NE of this plateau, a narrow spur descends slightly onto two very pronounced granite outcrops protruding 50m from the hilltop, and below which a precipitous drop falls away to the river below."

Knowle Wood Tor (Meavy)
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 5339 6413
Height:
140m
Parish:
Bickleigh
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Private (but accessible)
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Peter Freeman
Paul Buck
Tim Jenkinson
Max Piper
Reference:
Tim Jenkinson: Lesser Known Tors and Rocks of Dartmoor
Max Piper: The Tors and Rocks West of Cadover Bridge (Part 1)
Phil Newman (2019): An archaeological survey of Knowle Wood, Bickleigh

Please Support Us

We are proud to see the names of lesser known tors are now being used more commonly on other websites and whilst this is to be encouraged we do request that, should you wish to use the information on this page, you provide a backlink to the website as reference, by copying the relevant address:

https://www.torsofdartmoor.co.uk/tor-page.php?tor=knowle-wood-tor-meavy