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Middle Stonelands Tor

Shaptor Wood is an enigmatic place where huge rocks and boulders of differing shapes and sizes seem to spring out of nowhere, some colossal towers and others equally interesting groups of outcrops that can stretch for many hundreds of metres in length.

This is a scruffy small tor that resides beside the main footpath that threads its way through the beautifully wooded hillside and while it has been photographed several times, it has failed to possess a name until this point where, for convenience, it has been dubbed as 'Middle Stonelands Tor'. The main pile is one large, compact granite outcrop with irregular jointing decorated with creeping ivy and occasional patches of vibrant green moss, with outlying rocks on the western side as the hillside drops away steeply.

Several plaques are situated beside the aforementioned footpath and are dedicated to those who cared for the Woodland Trust, and there are two close to the tor, one of which reads:

PART OF THE SURROUNDING AREA
IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF
DOUGLAS ALICK BURRELL 1920-1981
AND
PHYLLIS ELAINE BURRELL (nee Breed) 1927-1986
THE WOODLAND TRUST

Middle Stonelands 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 8160 8012
Height:
175m
Parish:
Hennock
Tor Classification:
Small
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Paul Buck
Max Piper
Reference:

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