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Lutton Tor

Well below the summit of Brent Hill on its south-west side and just within the woodland there is a striking non-granite crag, residing on the steep valley side. Hidden high above the hamlet of Lutton, hence the name, this lesser-known tor is best accessed from the lane below.

Initially, the tor seems to be composed of one large crag separated by a narrow ravine, abruptly rising from the ground, reaching for the sky through the hole in the trees; but on ascending the slope there are more rocks, mossed and broken, all conveying the differences metamorphic rock has compared to the typical Dartmoor Granite, composition perhaps being the most noticeable.

Whilst the tor has been reached successfully in summer, it would be advised that the tor bagger visits in winter, as the ground can become clogged with ferns amid the loose rocks (clitter) below.

Lutton Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 7007 6141
Height:
265m
Parish:
South Brent
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Metamorphic
Credit:
Max Piper
Tim Jenkinson
Reference:
Max Piper & Tim Jenkinson: Tors of Dartmoor

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