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Rushford Tor

This is a distinctly deceptive tor that is hidden in trees, one that stretches along the wooded slopes of the River Teign for some 200 metres or so above a section of the Two Moors Way that runs between Dogmarsh Bridge and out to Rushford Mill Farm near to Chagford.

Large vegetation covered boulders are strewn across the west slopes of the river, culminating in a quite impressive cluster of rounded outcrops at the southern end. Whilst the more shadowy parts of the tor are accessible, albeit quite steep, sometimes slippery and difficult walking, there is beyond this point to the south a prohibitive barbed wire fence that separates the main rocks and this must be observed.

This the most obtrusive part of the tor is set just above the path at the point where it breaks out into the open field and passes on to Rushford Mill. That said this best section of the tor can be still seen from the field below, where the full stature is revealed.

Rushford Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 7110 8924
Height:
150m
Parish:
Chagford
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Private (but visible from public land)
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Tim Jenkinson
Reference:
Tim Jenkinson: East Dartmoor The Hidden Landscape: Rocks and Tors

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