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Luckey Tor

Lug Tor, The Eagle Rock, Looka Tor, Lucky Tor, The Raven Rock, Logator

A truly huge granite tor deep within the woodland above Dart Gorge. A well trodden footpath leads directly to the summit rocks but if you drop down, the enormity of Luckey Tor is fully realised with an enormous granite cliff behind a grassy plain. The walk in from the west has become seriously compromised in recent years with river bank erosion across sections of the main path that is shown on maps. Therefore, it is a better route to come downhill from Rowbrook.

The tor has been called several names and according to Crossing, "Here, close to the stream, is Lug Tor, sometimes called Lucky Tor, and also the Raven Rock. It is a mass of granite draped with ivy, and resembles a ruined castle. Sometimes it is spoken of as the Eagle Rock."

As said by Hemery from Bench Tor, "One of the smaller piles was once called 'Eagle Rock' - as also was the summit of Looka Tor on the valley floor - and there can be little doubt that the solitude and awesome nature of the scenery in the vicinity of both tors made them an ideal habitat for the golden eagle before men drove him into the fastnesses of northern Scotland."

Luckey 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 6848 7204
Height:
220m
Parish:
Widecombe in the Moor
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
William Crossing
Ordnance Survey
Reference:
William Crossing: Guide to Dartmoor
Ordnance Survey Maps
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor

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