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North Wood Tor

A rather dark and brooding but nonetheless sizeable tor can be seen in North Wood above the lower path that threads through it. Set on Private Land a permit is required to access this area.

Further north, you begin to see plenty of outcrops up the hill, to the right. Two excursions to this section revealed that North Wood Tor stretches from the top of the hill and spans the slopes across both the high and mid-level tracks. We have given the main lower piles the grid reference of SX 7188 7322 but it is far more substantial. Like much of the area, it is metamorphic bedrock.

Above the higher track passing through Buckland Woods you'll find the upper section; a scattering of light faced rocks, at SX 7191 7323, a remnant of a small outcrop on the slopes.

North Wood 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 719 732
Height:
220m
Parish:
Buckland in the Moor
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Private (seek permission)
Rock Type:
Metamorphic
Credit:
Paul Buck
Tim Jenkinson
Reference:
Tim Jenkinson: East Dartmoor The Hidden Landscape: Rocks and Tors

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