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Tottiford Copse Tor

There are two huge vegetation covered outcrops of rock, one a giant overhang on the northern slope of Tottiford Copse which is a small private wooded area between Beadon Lane and Tottiford House.

More large rocks extend through the trees to the east. Before improvements were made with the construction of the reservoir in 1860 the brook that flows through here was the original source of water for Torquay.

A recent visit to the area in December 2019 revealed that the tor had been cleared of vegetation; it is much easier to view from the little known woodland path weaving its way through the trees and miry landscape and when clambering up the hillside you will notice a fine avenue between the two main outcrops.

Tottiford Copse 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 8130 8204
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Private (seek permission)
Rock Type:
Tim Jenkinson
Reference / Further Reading:
Tim Jenkinson: East Dartmoor The Hidden Landscape: Rocks and Tors (published privately)

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