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Wedlake Tor

Although this lowly and some might consider insignificant rock pile is surprisingly included in Ken Ringwood's 2013 compendium of Dartmoor Tors, it is important to acknowledge that the name of Wedlake Tor first appeared on Tim Jenkinson's Flickr page a good two years earlier in April 2011.

In an area of the moor that is otherwise bereft of rocks the lowly flattened outcrops here consist of metamorphic non granite rock set above and well to the north of Wedlake Farm. But when seen from the Colly Brook ascending the slope to the east they are surprisingly both quite distinct with the largest outcrop the northernmost, making a good platform from which to view the wider scenery around.

From on top White Tor is seen to the north and south the grand piles of Roos and Staple Tors fill the vista. Lowly but still interesting the little knobs of rock here are well worth a visit.

Wedlake Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 5376 7783
Height:
370m
Parish:
Peter Tavy
Tor Classification:
Emergent
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Metamorphic
Credit:
Tim Jenkinson
Reference:

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