Lower Cherry Brook Tor
Lower Cherrybrook Tor
Sitting on the eastern bank of the Lower Cherry Brook about half a mile to the south of the road bridge, on the lower reaches of the brook is a small but very interesting tor. Given no attention at all in the literature of the moor it was first recorded and photographed at close quarters by Tim Jenkinson in August 2017. The tor was then later described in Dartmoor News (December 2019) as part of a perambulation in the Bellever area with a credit to the Tors of Dartmoor website to which Tim is affiliated.
Easily accessed from the main car park at Dunnabridge it necessitates a short walk to the south west towards where a field gate and stile allows passage through the enclosure wall and the tor is then easily espied in the valley below not far to the north of the wooded area that is marked on Ordnance Survey Maps as Dunnabridge Plantation shortly above the brook's confluence with the West Dart.
The rocks here form an impressive canopy of granite on its upper side where there is a small cave beneath what is now a spreading oak tree and below to the west smaller several more earthbound outcrops extend through the run of scruffy gorse bushes above the brook. Visible from the B3357 road near to the honeypot of Lower Cherry Brook Bridge, it is a rarely visited site as people tend to be lured to the picnic spot rather than take a walk along to the rocks that are lower down on the brook. A truly lesser known tor.