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Leusdon Tor

Not far from Logwell Rock but sufficiently detached to warrant its own identity this grand tor sprawls through the trees at the top of the small copse that William Crossing describes as Lizwell Wood. It is a magnificent set that continues northwards down the slope. Because the tor lies outside of Open Access land and there is no hint of a name nor representation of the area on any old maps, it seems to have escaped the attention of previous commentators.

At its mid level, grid ref SX 7095 7342, there can be seen a notable pile with a large chunk of granite appearing to have shifted and fallen away, resting at an angle against the outcrop. It is now carpeted with a fluorescent moss that catches the eye in the dim light of the woods.

Continuing down towards the West Webburn, at SX 7091 7348, there is another dark brooding granite pile. Woodland vegetation adorns its top making it scruffy in appearance but large enough to merit mention.

Whilst originally considered separate, all of these rocks are essentially part of the higher group that have been scattered downhill through the trees to form distinct clusters. The name of Leusdon Tor seems appropriate for the collection because from the higher pile you can see the settlement of the same name through the trees.

Leusdon Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 7092 7334
Height:
280m
Parish:
Widecombe in the Moor
Tor Classification:
Summit
Access:
Private (but accessible)
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Tim Jenkinson
Paul Buck
Matthew King
Reference:

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