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Little Rippen Tor

This small and rather insignificant rockpile is tucked under the lower south east shoulder of Rippon Tor proper which is in itself a magnificent eminence that is visible from several vantage spots on South Dartmoor.

Little Rippen Tor has a higher mostly flattened earthbound outcrop that overlooks a good sized roving clitter of large rocks within which a stout rowan tree has grown. The rocks here are substantial tumbled on the hillside beneath the upper pile but well away from the main tor to warrant a separate identity.

Views are concentrated downhill towards Saddle Tor and beyond to the mass of Hey Tor's twin bosses. This is a little tor in a quiet place with very good scenery.

Little Rippen Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 7488 7553
Tor Classification:
Rock Type:
Tim Jenkinson
Reference / Further Reading:
Tim Jenkinson: Tors of Dartmoor

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