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Little Castle Tor

This is not much to look at but there is a collection of protruding rocks from the left-hand side of the 10th fairway at Bovey Castle Golf Club. It is set on private land but there is a footpath that crosses the course from which some of these rocks can be seen from afar.

Peter de Savary transformed the hotel and golf course c2004 and it is all owned now by Sir Peter Rigby. It is an exclusive place both in terms of hotel accommodation and golf membership. This and its neighbour Castle Tor are normally out of bounds to the general public and can only really be properly viewed when playing golf.

The lowly rocks that constitute the tor are little to whet the appetite but on closer inspection, the two main mounds do show evidence of feather and tare, so one wonders how much more substance there once was and where the cut rock was used in the stonecutting industry.

Little Castle Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 7253 8483
Height:
232m
Parish:
North Bovey
Tor Classification:
Emergent
Access:
Private (but a fee to visit)
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Tim Jenkinson
Reference:
Bovey Castle Scorecard

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