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Loxter Tor

Lox Tor

A spectacular series of crags jut from the hillside at the point where Loxter Copse joins Higher Knowle Wood.

Composed of a rock known as Woolley Grit rather than granite the tor sprawls across the slope and is seen at its best from the north side. Richard Horsham who first described the area introduces the name of Lox Tor for the rocks.

It is an oddity and rare, in that the tor isn't composed of granite, nor metamorphic rock. Infused here is a sedimentary rock that has shaped a beautiful yet chaotic tor in the woods. Clamber up its uneven slopes from the bottom or stroll over to the summit from the nearby path. No visitor would have an inclination to be in such a place.

Loxter 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 7922 8102
Lustleigh (formerly Bovey Tracey)
Tor Classification:
Rock Type:
Woolley Grit Member - Sandstone
Richard Horsham
Tim Jenkinson (2018): Rock Piles of East Dartmoor The Hidden Landscape Part 2 Dartmoor Magazine number 133 Winter
Richard Horsham (2016): Understanding the Dartmoor Landscape Part 22 Dartmoor Magazine number 123 Summer

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