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Lydford Tor

Lidford Tor

A large granite tor with repetitive horizontal jointing, holding a wonderful vantage point looking south-east to Beardown Tors, with Longaford and Littaford Tors behind, south of a wall.

Eric Hemery, when comparing this tor to Devil's Tor; "South of the wall, and in marked contrast to its northerly neighbour described above, rises Lydford Tor (1,686 feet). Although its rocks attain to no great height, the dense clitter on the south-west side provides evidence of its former size."

The Lich (Lych) Way passes nearby, its significance being that this is the only tor within the vicinity of the path, and so the only landmark from the village of Lydford, which is likely where the name of the tor originated from.

Lydford 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 5992 7815
Height:
508m
Parish:
Dartmoor Forest
Tor Classification:
Summit
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Ordnance Survey
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor

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