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Little Bellever Tor

Bellever Tor is one of the finest rockpiles on Dartmoor. Its huge sprawling outcrops cover a wide area that is simply magnificent to view and experience. The rocks near to the summit are some of the best layered granite outcrops to be seen in this part of the moor. Yet some 300 metres or so to the south of the main eminence is a much lower and lesser known overgrown pile that retains a distinctive logan-type feature.

Samuel Rowe (1848) takes on the description 'From hence we can make our way through a succession of enclosed common lands to Bellever-that is Bellaford- Tor below which on the SSW., is a huge moorstone slab raised about nine inches above the natural rock on which it stands, so as to be made to vibrate easily. This is probably one of the many similar masses of the moor, which has fortuitously assumed the logan character.'

Over the years since Rowe's account the logan stone has lost its ability to rock but it still stands proudly amid the small whortleberry covered outcrops that are unobtrusive from the path leading up to the main attraction. Here we have a small emergent tor its lowly draped rocks jutting from the slope, but as its logan rock is documented by the likes of Rowe and much more recently by Hemery (1983), albeit the latter's site somewhat awry placing it somewhere to the south east of the main tor, it is well worthy of a separate identity. A small tor in its own right.

Little Bellever Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 6437 7611
Height:
395m
Parish:
Dartmoor Forest
Tor Classification:
Emergent
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Samuel Rowe
Tim Jenkinson
Reference:
Samuel Rowe: A Perambulation of Dartmoor
Tim Jenkinson: Dartmoor Oddities

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