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Lower Dunnagoat Tor

Lower Dunna Goat, Dunnagoat Tors, Danagoat Tors, Dunnegoats

First identified by William Crossing in 1909 this is easily the best of the two Dunnagoat Tors a lower pile that has far more character and shape than the upper tor where its western side reveals an impressive fissured rock face.

The tor remnant is far more distinct and shapelier and there is a fair sized clitter spread across the slope on the east side. Eric Hemery is equally impressed and comments; "The fine, long west face of Lower Dunnagoat Tor (1,820 feet) resembles a castle of which the upper part has been shot away; the granite is more cohesive than that of its sister tor."

The views are naturally similar to Higher Dunnagoat Tor especially downhill to the ruin of Bleak House by Rattle Brook but at least you have the feel of being beside a tor of some substance here.

Lower Dunnagoat Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 5577 8634
Height:
557m
Parish:
Lydford
Tor Classification:
Spur
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Ordnance Survey
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps
William Crossing: Guide to Dartmoor
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor

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