Lowton Borough Rocks
Lowton Rocks, Lowton Boro' Rocks, Lowton Tor, Loughten Tor
Once thought to be lost to the trees in Fernworthy Forest extensive clearing of conifers took place in early 2011 and this small tor re-emerged (the photo above courtesy of Frank Collison in March 2013, and the second and fourth pics by Tim Jenkinson in April 2011). Sadly, replanting has meant the tor has disappeared again, but, despite not being able to appreciate the tor as a whole, finding it is more of an achievement.
The rocks are also referred to as Loughten Tor in the literature, an early mention of which can be found on a Tithe Map for Lydford (Forest of Dartmoor) in 1840. The main pile are the higher rocks at SX 6666 8356 with some smaller outcrops and slabs below.
To the west there is another smaller outcrop at SX 6659 8353, all part of the same collection but because of the trees it is just as difficult to reach.