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Meldon Hill North Tor

Meldon Hill Tors, Middleton Tors, Middledown, Milldown

This is the northernmost and probably the lowliest of the small tors that encircle the summit of Meldon Hill. The views from here are concentrated down to Chagford and over to Cosdon Hill; it is a great place to sit down and admire the impressive landscape that unfolds in front of the visitor.

The emergent rocks are partly covered in gorse, but climb atop them to discover what is arguably the best rock basin on Meldon Hill; a huge, deep, round basin often filled with water that is of considerable proportions. Very much lesser-known it is of similar scale to the celebrated rock basin atop Kestor Rock. Tim Jenkinson (2000) makes reference to a 9-hole golf course that was once used in the immediate vicinity; "In addition to the summit tors, some impressive rock clusters rest on the lower western slopes where the challenge of Chagford Golf Course was once enjoyed."

Like all of the tors on Meldon Hill access is relatively easy from the south-east where a diverse range of wide, grassy tracks ascend the hill to the various outcrops. From the Summit and East Tors, the North Tor is just a short walk ahead.

Meldon Hill North Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 6957 8624
Height:
370m
Parish:
Chagford
Tor Classification:
Summit
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Tim Jenkinson
Reference:
Tim Jenkinson: Dartmoor Magazine No.58 Spring 2000: 'Nameless Rockpiles of Dartmoor Field Notes and Photographs'

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