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West Sharpitor (Lustleigh)

Straddling the path that takes the high route above the steeply wooded slopes of Lustleigh Cleave is a small tor just to the west of Sharpitor. The highest outcrop above the footpath is bisected by the boundary wall and loosely resembles a loaf of bread, similar to many of the rockpiles down in the village of Lustleigh.

Immediately below this and the path is a larger outcrop, an emergent wall of rock that is hardly discernible from above. This has cast a fair-sized clitter beneath it that is scattered through the trees, all blanketed in vibrant moss.

A little way below this is a huge boulder riddled with joints and nearby can be found an oddly shaped stack of rock, split through the middle with several small crevices; a shattered remnant of what was once a much grander tor in this vicinity.

West Sharpitor (Lustleigh)
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Grid Ref:
SX 7707 8150
Height:
250m
Parish:
Lustleigh
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Tim Jenkinson
Reference:
Tim Jenkinson: East Dartmoor The Hidden Landscape: Rocks and Tors

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