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Lower Hisley Tor

The fields and woodlands in and around the village of Lustleigh abound with dark, shadowy rockpiles and boulders. A huge, hanging outcrop can be seen from the public footpath between Gradner Rocks and Lower Hisley that is mostly hidden by trees.

The tor sits just below the huge rocks of Higher Hisley Tor but is distinctly separate thanks to its different location outside of the main woodland in Lustleigh Cleave. There are massive boulders sprawled through the fields below the main stack of rock suggestive of a once grander outcrop on high.

Whilst the rocks are inaccessible to the public, a walk along the footpath in winter is advised when parts of Lower Hisley Tor become exposed to the viewer. Alternatively more of the tor's face can be seen from afar from Trendlebere Down, especially in well-lit evenings when the sun illuminates the stack.

Lower Hisley 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 7799 8062
Height:
180m
Parish:
Lustleigh
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Private (but visible from public land)
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Tim Jenkinson
Reference:
Tim Jenkinson: East Dartmoor The Hidden Landscape: Rocks and Tors

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