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Long Heales Tor

A small tor of at least three piles is set on the slope above the public footpath that runs from Leighon to the road near Southcott at Homer Heales. The most impressive part is that tucked under a tree beside the field wall.

Upon closer inspection what we have here is a magnificent collection of granite boulders, one sitting on a plinth of bedrock. It forms a pleasant avenue with short grass and moss. It seems to closely resemble The Path Fields in Lustleigh.

The name for this tor comes from the enclosure in which it resides as shown on the Tithe Map of 1836.

Long Heales Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 7534 7966
Height:
249m
Parish:
Manaton
Tor Classification:
Small
Access:
Private (but accessible)
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Tim Jenkinson
Reference:
Tim Jenkinson: East Dartmoor The Hidden Landscape: Rocks and Tors
Devon County Council: Tithe Map of the Parish of Manaton

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