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Lizwell Meet Tor

Lizwell Meet is a wild, pretty place where the East and West Webburn join to continue their journey south to the Double Dart near Buckland Bridge. Just north of the convergence, on the right bank of the East Webburn, there is a prominent elongated mound inundated by vegetation with exposed granite at both its north-western (SX 7122 7384) and south-eastern (SX 7127 7376) points.

Whilst the East Webburn skirts its craggy eastern side, the west is a small flat area of marsh ground, perhaps evidence that this hill adorned by creeping trees, shrubs and bracken was once an island.

Crossing writes of Lizwell Meet in his book 'Gems in a Granite Setting' that "The meeting place of these two rivers of Widecombe is in one of those charming nooks that contrive to hide themselves from the gaze of the passer-by, and give scarcely a hint of their existence." Indeed, its topography appears to have escaped the gaze of Ordnance Survey as their maps fail to capture the contours of the landscape and those visiting without foreknowledge will be surprised to find the tor in a position that suggests flat land.

Once a favourite place to visit in the bygone Victorian era, its private status means few now tread here to admire the convergence of two great moorland rivers, a permit obtained from Fountain Forestry being a requirement.

Lizwell Meet 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 7122 7384
Widecombe in the Moor
Tor Classification:
Private (seek permission)
Rock Type:
Paul Buck
Tim Jenkinson
Reference / Further Reading:
Tors of Dartmoor Blog: Buckland Woods: East Webburn from Lizwell Meet
William Crossing (1905): Gems in a Granite Setting
Max Piper: Dartmoor News Issue 187 January/March 2023: Central Dartmoor's Lesser-Known Tors and Rocks

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