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
PHYLLIS ELAINE BURRELL (nee Breed) 1927-1986
THE WOODLAND TRUST