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Brimstone, The

A small granite tor is set on Private Land on what is known as Brimstonedown. It appears as a low outcrop with further rocks extending downhill, with a small rock atop low bedrock. The outcrop is readily visible from the Little Kes Tor area. Due to its position, "The Brimstone" seems to be an appropriate name.

It can also be seen from the barbed wire wall beside the lane that leads to Batworthy Corner from Teigncombe. Additionally, there is a gate near the cattle grid to view the outcrop.

Despite the tor being located on Private Land, most of the surrounding area is not and the beautiful plantations of Gidleigh on the edge of the high moor can be found to the north-east; southward are the several antiquities on Chagford Common where, as marked on Ordnance Survey maps, you can find the remains of a settlement, as well as Round Pound.

Brimstone, The
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 6663 8733
Height:
310m
Parish:
Gidleigh
Tor Classification:
Small
Access:
Private (but visible from public land)
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Max Piper
Reference:

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