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Rundlestone Tor

Rundle Stone Tor, Stone Tor, Rendlestone Tor, Rendle Stone Tor

On the northern slopes of North Hessary Tor one may miss Rundlestone Tor, which, for its location, lacks prominence from most directions but has some interesting granite outcrops and views to see. Best access is from the small car park west of the hamlet of Rundlestone on the B3357 road.

Hemery describes it; "In ascending the hill, the road passes by the rock-piles of Rundlestone Tor (1,600 feet) on the Forest boundary. The east pile, large and spread-eagled, has two rock-basins on its mighty summit slab; that these have formed since the rock tilted is shown by the floor-angle of each: the floor diameter of the larger is two feet."

Marked on the Tithe Map for the Parish of Walkhampton as "Stone Tor", Hemery inexplicably uses this appellation as an alternative name for nearby Hollow Tor. This outcrop, however, is marked separately on the same map where there is clear distinction between them. The nearest Parish, Lydford (Forest of Dartmoor), reveals little information.

Rundlestone 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 5764 7460
Height:
490m
Parish:
Dartmoor Forest (formerly Walkhampton)
Tor Classification:
Spur
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Ordnance Survey
Devon County Council
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor
Devon County Council: Tithe Map of the Parish of Walkhampton

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