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Rooks Hole Tor

The grandest tor in the woods on the approach to Shap Tor can be found some 300 metres to the west of Rock Copse Tor and 250 metres east of Pixey Copse Tor.

Now cleared of some of the surrounding trees the magnificent white faced outcrops here tower above the visitor. Access to this tor is relatively easy as it lies on the slope some 50 metres above the main lower track.

The name is taken from the plot of land we have calculated it to be within on the Tithe Map for the Parish of Bovey Tracey. Max Piper goes into great detail about the tor in Dartmoor News, introducing this name for the grand spread of granite seen here for a new generation to explore.

Rooks Hole 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 8126 8039
Height:
180m
Parish:
Bovey Tracey
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Tim Jenkinson
Reference:
Tim Jenkinson: East Dartmoor The Hidden Landscape: Rocks and Tors
Devon County Council: The Tithe Map for the Parish of Bovey Tracey
Max Piper: Dartmoor News Issue 175 August/October 2020: Rooks Hole Tor

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