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Luke's Tor

Close to the so-called Brett's Tor (his brother) is another small rockpile named after the children of a former proprietor of the Becky Falls attraction that are included on a visitor's map issued upon entrance. Set at little more than 30 metres from its twin, this is still an impressive outcrop of at least two huge slanting boulders forming narrow caves and crevices beneath and to the side through which people can squeeze (see 4th photo).

The area here is described by Crossing (1905) in Gems in a Granite Setting as a 'wilderness of boulders' and a 'charming retreat' and the visitor will not be disappointed by the giant rocks that have not only spilt from the valley side but tumbled further downstream.

Although a long-standing entrance fee is still required to gain access to the area (£8.50 per adult for 2020) it is well worth the expense to just spend time walking around the various trails and to feel part of the impressive rock-strewn and secluded landscape.

Luke's 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 7587 8016
Height:
230m
Parish:
Manaton
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Private (but a fee to visit)
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Becky Falls
Reference:
Tim Jenkinson: East Dartmoor The Hidden Landscape: Rocks and Tors

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