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Whiddon Park House Tor

A footbridge not marked on Ordnance Survey maps crosses the River Teign about 300 metres to the east of Dogmarsh Bridge and this provides access to a public footpath that runs through a small copse above Whiddon Park House and then out to Forder across an open field where it joins a minor road to the east of Easton Cross. Within this secluded wooded area, a diminutive tor resides but is well hidden in the trees. Set at little more than 30 metres above the path it consists of two rather scruffy piles first noted by Tim Jenkinson in October 2015.

The upper section is set below a wall nearing the top of the slope and consists of a jumble of large odd shaped granite boulders with a tree growing from the middle top rock. Below this the main part contains a distinctive perched and jutting rock again of unusual appearance.

Seemingly in perpetual twilight the small tor rarely sees the sunshine and as a result has a somewhat dark and gloomy aura. Although the land it stands on is private it can be reached without too much trouble from the path below.

Whiddon Park House Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 718 893
Height:
160m
Parish:
Chagford
Tor Classification:
Small
Access:
Private (but accessible)
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Tim Jenkinson
Reference:
Tim Jenkinson: East Dartmoor The Hidden Landscape: Rocks and Tors

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