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Pixey Copse Tor

Clister Rock

Giant rocks at the side of the main lower path leading through Shaptor Wood in that part known as Pixey Copse. The outcrops here are jagged, dark and heavily fissured with vegetation growing out and through them.

The outcrop on the footpath looks like a face watching your every step whilst you are distracted by the interesting side outcrops along the way.

The tor here could also possess another name as marked on the Tithe Map for the Parish of Bovey Tracey; Clister Rock. The name is shown to exist within Clister Rock Copse which seems to now be marked as Pixey Copse/Close on Woodland Trust maps. The origin of the name "Pixey" is unknown but could stem from nearby Rixey Close, also marked by Tithe.

Pixey Copse 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 8104 8041
Bovey Tracey
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Rock Type:
Tim Jenkinson
Reference / Further Reading:
Tim Jenkinson: Dartmoor Magazine Issue 115 Summer 2014: Dartmoor Discovered: Shaptor Woods
Devon County Council: Tithe Map of the Parish of Bovey Tracey

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