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White Ridge Tor

In 2011 Mike Kitchener noted a small tor comprising two main outcrops on White Ridge, an otherwise featureless hill situated on the eastern fringe of the North Moor close to the boundary of Fernworthy Forest.

The higher pile at SX 6463 8175 is the much better of the two and is most notable on the approach, comprising a fine and fissured flat outcrop indicative of a once small tor here and has a shallow rock basin on its upper surface. About 50 metres below this point is a much less impressive cluster of rocks that have scattered from the higher point.

Views are exceptional and concentrated southward towards the gently rising mound of Stannon Tor its summit rocks clear to see, and beyond there lies the humpback ridge of Hamel Down and over to the impressive interlocking hills of South Dartmoor beyond the Central Basin.

White Ridge Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 646 817
Height:
490m
Parish:
Dartmoor Forest
Tor Classification:
Small
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Mike Kitchener
Reference:
Mike Kitchener (2011): Wikimapia
Moorland Walks: White Ridge Tor

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