a database of both lesser & well-known rocks and outcrops
Search Map East Dartmoor Geology About The Team Facebook

Lower Castor

Sufficiently detached from the higher group to warrant its own identity this is a huge outcrop set in the trees below Higher Castor.

It is a nice tor; the sloping outcrop presents itself with bizarre jointing where the granite is cracked. First noted and named by Max Piper it is best seen from the underside but be warned it is on Private Land.

Interestingly, the Tithe Map for the Parish of Bovey Tracey marks the woodland here as 'Higher Catstors' and 'Lower Catstors', situated within 'Catstors Coppice' and 'Castor' certainly derived from this name. It is also likely the names 'Higher' and 'Lower' are referring to the outcrops here. Regardless, the area is on Private Land and permission should be sought.

Lower Castor
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 7991 8162
Bovey Tracey
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Private (seek permission)
Rock Type:
Max Piper

Please Support Us

We are proud to see the names of lesser known tors are now being used more commonly on other websites and whilst this is to be encouraged we do request that, should you wish to use the information on this page, you provide a backlink to the website as reference, by copying the relevant address: