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Little Sharp Tor

Although the name of this tor features in Ken Ringwood's book from 2013 as simply 'Little Sharp' it had appeared a good two years earlier, on Tim Jenkinson's Flickr Photostream where he writes with reference to the image shown 'With close horizontal jointings in the rock, this is the main outcrop of Little Sharp Tor a name that I have given to the outcrop on the lower northern slopes of its parent tor. At some 15 feet in height the tiny tor surprisingly forms a prominent landmark when viewed from the nearby car park to the west.'

Although more likely an outlier of the much better known Sharp Tor on high it is still separate and distinct enough to warrant its own identity. A striking small tor when seen from the underside, the main bulk of Little Sharp Tor is an appealing wall of granite emerging from the hillside below the footpath up to Sharp Tor from the north-west side.

Set some 250 metres from the main outcrops it has a good-sized clitter that is perhaps indicative of a once bigger pile here and Ringwood confirms this with an observation that the higher outcrop of Little Sharp has 'largely collapsed'.

Little Sharp Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 6851 7319
Height:
350m
Parish:
Widecombe in the Moor
Tor Classification:
Small
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Tim Jenkinson
Reference:
Tim Jenkinson (2011): East Dartmoor The Hidden Landscape: Rocks and Tors
Ken Ringwood (2013): Dartmoor's Tors and Rocks

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