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Steeperton Tor

Steep Down Tor, Eagle Rock

Steeperton Tor is a vast tor on high ground in the heart of the North Moor, and is a popular camping spot. It requires a steep approach from most directions, with the River Taw on its west flank and the Steeperton Brook on its east flank. The southern outcrop of the tor is known as "Eagle Rock".

Eric Hemery says of this lofty peninsula; "...its narrow crest crowned by the rocks of Steeperton Tor (1,747 feet). Although not commensurable in scale with the dramatic hill on which they stand, the rocks possess a certain intrinsic dignity - not matched by a conspicuous military hut."

"They constitute a cohesive rock-ridge with three main exposures: the southern pile is known as 'Eagle Rock', the centre conceals an OP built into the east side and the smaller, north pile is bedevilled by the hut. Views are impressive, as might be expected from any such landmark on north Dartmoor. Taw Plain with its waterways is laid out, map-like, below, the natural beauty of the wide basin being much enhanced by the steep rise from its verges of majestic hills."

Steeperton 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 6185 8872
Height:
532m
Parish:
Dartmoor Forest
Tor Classification:
Summit
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Ordnance Survey
William Crossing
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor

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