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Lover's Leap

The Lover's Leap, The Lovers' Leap, Lovers' Leap Rock

This is a continuation and lower part of Landscore Tor (Launceston Tor), but given the name of 'Lover's Leap' due to its proximity to the River Dart.

Said to be a place where despairing lovers threw themselves into the river, it is best seen from the west bank where the river is most picturesque.

This non-granite rock is on private ground in Coombe Wood but a permit can be obtained from Fountain Forestry.

Lover's Leap
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Grid Ref:
SX 7264 7220
Height:
100m
Parish:
Ashburton
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Private (seek permission)
Rock Type:
Metamorphic
Credit:
William Crossing
Ordnance Survey
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps
William Crossing: Guide to Dartmoor

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