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Smith Hill Tor

Although Hemery describes the track from Cudlipptown to Broadmoor Farm, and mentions Smith Hill Common (where this is situated) near the clapper bridge, he fails to mention the tor.

Marked on early Ordnance Survey maps, but unnamed until Paul Buck noticed it, this is a small but impressive emergent metamorphic outcrop above the hamlet of Cudlipptown heading towards Twyste Lane. It lies in the shade of some fine oaks and climbing up to the top of the pile you will find yourself amongst the branches.

The lane below twists around to the south, but when standing atop you'll also notice an older neglected track on the northern side that was likely once the original more direct route past the outcrop.

Smith Hill Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 5234 7879
Height:
270m
Parish:
Peter Tavy
Tor Classification:
Emergent
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Metamorphic
Credit:
Paul Buck
Reference:
Paul Buck: Smeardon Down to Zoar Common Flickr Album
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor

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