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Ska Tor

Taking its name from the nearby Skaigh (Ska) Warren enclosure high above the riverbank, this somewhat insignificant small tor is set deep in the trees on the south side of the River Taw on what is the far western edge of Skaigh Wood.

It presents as a rather scruffy non granite rockpile on the steepening slopes above the main footpath that weaves its way through the wood here high above the riverbank. The tor's main rocks are perched on the steep slope and are quite hard to reach as the ground here is crumbly and rather unstable in places.

Gorse overhangs the small rock face of the higher pile, that has a few cracks and caves in its midst. A truly lesser known tor, it comes with a warning to be extra careful on the hazardous approach from the path below.

Ska Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 6331 9377
Height:
210m
Parish:
South Tawton
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Private (but accessible)
Rock Type:
Metamorphic
Credit:
Tim Jenkinson
Paul Buck
Reference:
Tors of Dartmoor

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