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Little Down Tor

This is the first rock pile encountered when descending westward from Down Tor and there is a lovely view towards Burrator Reservoir.

By chance one day Tim Jenkinson bumped into Derek Rendell, a Dartmoor enthusiast local to the area, on Outcombe Rocks. The two then get talking and take lunch together whilst Derek explains the names of the tors ascending on the ridge from Middleworth Farm to Down Tor.

For the first time the name of Little Down Tor is used as the small pile under its much better known namesake. It later appears in Mike Brown's "Gazetteer of Dartmoor Names" with a grid ref.

Little Down Tor
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 5765 6938
Height:
340m
Parish:
Walkhampton
Tor Classification:
Spur
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Derek Rendell
Reference:
Mike Brown: The Gazetteer of Dartmoor Names
Tim Jenkinson: Lesser Known Tors and Rocks of Dartmoor

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