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Smallacombe Rock

Lower Arms Tor

Smallacombe Rock is a great little tor with intimidating views of Great Nodden and Little Links Tor. It is easy to access from Lyd Ford, with a car park at the Fox and Hounds pub.

There is quite a bit of controversy regarding this outcrop as it has been incorrectly named "Lower Arms Tor". First mention of Smallacombe Rock we can find is within Eric Hemery's High Dartmoor. There is later reference to it in Mike Brown's The Gazetteer of Dartmoor Names and a grid ref of SX 5411 8681 is given.

This matches the grid reference for so called "Lower Arms Tor", which we can trace to both Terry Bound (LDWA Tor bagging list) and Ken Ringwood's Dartmoor's Tors and Rocks. If someone knows the origin of the Lower Arms label, please let us know.

Smallacombe Rock
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Grid Ref:
SX 5412 8681
Lands common to the Parishes of Bridestowe and Sourton
Tor Classification:
Rock Type:
Eric Hemery
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor
Mike Brown: The Gazetteer of Dartmoor Names
Ken Ringwood: Dartmoor's Tors and Rocks
Terry Bound: Long Distance Walkers Association (LDWA) Tor Bagging List

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