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Rough Tor (West Dart)

Row Tor, Rowter

This Rough Tor is a small remote tor with great views southward, consisting of several smoothly rounded rocks, barely protruding from the ground. Hemery describes it; "The tor, although comparatively small, in shape resembles the superstructure of a submarine and gains prominence from its elevation - as well as from its military flagpole."

"An odd result of weathering is the 'vertebrae' of small rock-clusters that extend westward from the main pile." There seems to be some confusion with the name 'Rowter' as Hemery uses this name to describe both this tor (page 405) and nearby Braddon Tor (page 478), that tor being on what he calls Rowter Moor.

Perhaps both areas, being in the same vicinity, were collectively known as Rowter, or it could be related to its pronunciation, another case of Row and Rough being interchanged is that of Rowtor near Okehampton Camp. The views from Rough Tor are very fine and bleak and is not for the unwary walker.

Rough Tor (West Dart)
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SX 6061 7984
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