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Shilstone Tor

Shellstone Hill

A small emergent outcrop, with its very own small car park to the east allows for easy access to this tor. A good place to start when accessing the remoter parts of the moor.

Hemery says; "Above it is the humble but attractive Shilstone Tor (approx. 1,050 feet), a pile ruthlessly attacked not so long ago by quarrymen and stonemasons: even the summit slab has been drilled; it is part of a small pile resting on a fine mass of granite bedding, from which several great slabs have slid to the turf below."

Shilstone 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 6583 9018
Height:
335m
Parish:
Throwleigh
Tor Classification:
Emergent
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
William Crossing
Ordnance Survey
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps
William Crossing: Guide to Dartmoor
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor

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