North Tor, Bench Tor, Benchy Tor, North Benchator, Benjy Tor, Benjay Tor, Benjie Tor
William Crossing tells us of Bench Tor; "This consists of several piles, two of them being named in an old deed North Bench Tor and South Bench Tor respectively, which overlook the Gorge of the Dart. Another is known as the Eagle Rock."
North Bench Tor is very striking and plunges many metres into the Dart Valley, and is well used by rock climbers who make the most of the differing granites.
The tor extends even further north into the steep-sided woodland where the tor's magnitude becomes more apparent.
North Bench Tor
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William Crossing Ordnance Survey
William Crossing: Guide to Dartmoor Ordnance Survey Maps
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