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Parford Brake Tor

This is a small tor situated at Parford Brake, the main outcrops straddling the Public Footpath which leaves the minor lane here, heading towards Linscott through a field. In late Winter, the area boasts an abundance of wild flowers.

There are several sizeable boulders here, forming two main sections, the most prominent of which can be found at SX 7293 8848, and visible from the minor road close by. The main rock here is crowned by a sign stating the name "Parford Brake". All of this is accessible from the footpath.

The other section is on Private Land, and consists of a couple of emergent, flat granite rocks, with no real height or stature (SX 7291 8844). When you're here, you should be able to hear the ambience of the small stream trickling past the tor, while horses graze in the aforementioned field.

Parford Brake Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 729 884
Height:
205m
Parish:
Moretonhampstead
Tor Classification:
Small
Access:
Private (but visible from public land)
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Max Piper
Reference:

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