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Lower Ball Tor

Another ruined tor can be seen at the northern end of Caseley Cleave but this resides in private farmland. It has a central huge flat-topped outcrop (SX 78149 82230) with giant broken boulders beneath. More of the tor extends uphill through trees and bushes.

Ascending the tricky slope from the lower pile, you will find further outcrops that rise even higher above the ground that culminate in a stupendous wall of broken crags that dominate from below, at SX 78138 82199. The scene presents itself as a series of no less than three or four towers.

The name of this tor is sourced from the Tithe Map of the Parish of Lustleigh, which seems a most appropriate appellation to describe the grand spread of granite seen here.

Please note, this outcrop was visited back in 2016 when access was unclear. It has now been confirmed that NO ACCESS is afforded to this site and you should respect the wish of the current landowner.

Lower Ball 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 7814 8221
Height:
190m
Parish:
Lustleigh
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Private (NO ACCESS)
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Tim Jenkinson
Reference:
Tim Jenkinson: East Dartmoor The Hidden Landscape: Rocks and Tors

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