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Rough Tor (Burrator)

Roughtor, Rowtor

At the top of the hill, this short granite tor squats with its two tiny outcrops, one with a rock basin atop. There are smaller outliers to the north-east, all residing within the Roughtor Plantation.

Eric Hemery tells us of the rock basin; "The summit rock has a well-formed basin, sixteen inches in diameter, five inches in depth, and with a distinct lip; two smaller basins in a lower rock show by their angle that the rock has tilted."

As with all of the tors in this area, straying from the logging tracks should be taken with care, and you should be attentive with your footing, especially around the mines in the north-east of the plantation.

Rough Tor (Burrator)
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 5744 6856
Height:
307m
Parish:
Sheepstor
Tor Classification:
Summit
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
William Crossing
Reference:
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor

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