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Town Wood Tor

Right on the boundary of Town Wood & Cleave Wood, there are three small emergent outcrops on a gentle slope above the once-popular track beside the West Webburn, which was once a popular thoroughfare from Ponsworthy to Lizwell Meet. The lower is the first encountered, a fine bulk of a rectangular granite boulder, its position suggesting it had slid from its situ above, encouraging the tor bagger to explore higher.

The middle and upper sections are quickly reached, hard against the woodlands boundary wall. These are modest outcrops, both with good horizontal jointing, only a few metres apart but quite separate with no clitter between, although that may have been cleared to build the dry stone wall. A quick glance over the said wall you'll see there is scant evidence of exposed rock and these three outcrops are all that remains.

Private Land, Town Wood is incorporated into Buckland Woods and managed by Fountain Forestry, whom from a permit can be obtained.

Town Wood Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 7056 7361
Height:
245m
Parish:
Widecombe in the Moor
Tor Classification:
Emergent
Access:
Private (seek permission)
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Paul Buck
Max Piper
Reference:
Tors of Dartmoor

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