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Little Fox Tor

Yonder Tor

This is a small tor to the west of the better known Fox Tor overlooking the notorious Fox Tor Mires to the north. It is best accessed from Nun's Cross Farm to the east.

Described in High Dartmoor; "At the head of some scattered rocks west of T Gert is the small pile sometimes known as 'Little Fox Tor' (approx. 1,350 feet) and formerly as 'Yonder Tor'."

The mire which grabs the viewer's attention is much more famous. It was apparently used as the inspiration for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Great Grimpen Mire in 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' and with it comes that dreaded reputation which creates mystery.

Little Fox Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 6209 6986
Dartmoor Forest
Tor Classification:
Rock Type:
Eric Hemery
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor

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