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Trips Tor

Hidden away within woodland on private land on the estate that Tithe Maps label as 'Trips Down' is a most difficult tor to view. It is so tough to see from the road, the closest you can legally get to it, because of the high hedge and even in winter it can become frustratingly difficult to peer over to obtain any glimpse of the rockpile. It is so obscured even from the gate that gains access to the private field.

The tor, first espied by Tim Jenkinson in February 2015, culminates in a huge slab of granite bedrock right on the very southern edge of the woodland in which it resides. Between this and the road is a field, but the low-lying outcrop is often camouflaged in the trees and notoriously difficult to locate.

Trips Tor may be part of a larger rock field with more granite strewn about the hillside deeper into the woodland. Evidence of this can be seen when walking in the direction of Moretonhampstead from Howton where a small cluster of rocks are partially revealed above the house and more central in the woodland on Trips Down.

Trips 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 7482 8687
Height:
250m
Parish:
Moretonhampstead
Tor Classification:
Small
Access:
Private (but visible from public land)
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Tim Jenkinson
Reference:
Tim Jenkinson: East Dartmoor The Hidden Landscape: Rocks and Tors
Devon County Council: Tithe Map of the Parish of Moretonhampstead 1

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