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Netton Cleave Bottom Tor

Netton Cleave Wood is home to some impressive granite outcrops that stud the steep slopes, many of which are wrapped in moss and climbing plants.

One of the best outcrops lies at the bottom of the hill tucked in the south-east corner of the woodland just a short way above the path beside the Beadon Brook. The main bulk of the tor comprises some huge blocks that tower above the onlooker that, when descending from above, come as quite a surprise. The outcrops here are unique as they are noticeably paler and rounder than some of the tors in the vicinity, giving them a distinctive appearance.

Access to the site is relatively easy when following the left bank of the Brook downstream from Beadon Bridge, passing to the right a quaint clapper bridge at SX 82496 81854 and moving beyond the lower outcrops of the Netton Cleave Wood Tor complex where Bottom Tor appears on the left near a tributary of the main brook. It should be noted though that leaving the path comes with caution: the hillside can be slippery and deceiving so great care must be taken when traversing and exploring the slopes.

Netton Cleave Bottom Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 8272 8184
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Rock Type:
Max Piper
Paul Rendell
Max Piper: Dartmoor News Issue 182 February/March 2022: Exploring the Tors in Netton Cleave Wood

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