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North Bench Tor

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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Grid Ref:
SX 6905 7193
Height:
312m
Parish:
Holne
Tor Classification:
Spur
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
William Crossing
Ordnance Survey
Reference:
William Crossing: Guide to Dartmoor
Ordnance Survey Maps

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