Little Whiten Tor
Little Whitten Tor
There is a surprisingly prominent outcrop to the north of Longaford Newtake at SX 6149 7870. Visible from numerous points including Wildbanks Hill and the north slopes of Longaford, the small tor lies approximately 650 metres to the west of Higher White Tor. Views to the south west from on top of Little Whiten Tor are especially fine, particularly of Beardown Tors above the river.
It acquired the name of Little Whiten or Whitten Tor in the 1980s on account of the discovery of a letterbox stamp in the clitter below the main pile. The tor remnant consists of a huge sloping slab upon which a smaller rock is propped. The north face displays distinct horizontal fissures that give it a somewhat layered appearance. Below this point a moderate rock field extends across the gentle slopes above West Dart river.
Hemery (High Dartmoor, p.426) first described the tor as; "a nameless rock outcrop, once a tor, from which Great and Little Mis Tors appear beyond the Lydford-Beardown Tors saddle."