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Nutcracker, The

Nutcrackers Tor

The celebrated "Nutcracker" logan rock was overthrown by vandals in 1966 but is still marked on OS maps. This is a small but quite elongated tor on the south-west slopes of the more noticeable Rippon Tor.

William Crossing, in Guide to Dartmoor; "The logan is known as the Nutcracker, and seems to be the one mentioned by Polwhele as existing between Widecombe Church and Rippon Tor... having been the resort of the common people during the nut season, for the purpose of cracking their nuts."

What is most striking about the place nowadays is the Christmas tree that couldn't be more obvious near the top. This is not to be confused with 'Nutcrackers' at Sharpitor (Lustleigh).

Nutcracker, The
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Grid Ref:
SX 7437 7527
Height:
441m
Parish:
Ashburton
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
William Crossing
Reference:
William Crossing: Guide to Dartmoor
Richard Polwhele (1793): Historical Views of Devonshire
Tim Jenkinson: East Dartmoor The Hidden Landscape: Rocks and Tors

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