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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.

Lowton Borough Rocks
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 666 835
Height:
410m
Parish:
Dartmoor Forest
Tor Classification:
Small
Access:
Private (but accessible)
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Tithe Map
Eric Hemery
William Crossing
Steve Jenkins
Reference:
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor
Tithe Map: (Lydford) Forest of Dartmoor

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