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Woodleigh's Wood Tor

An impressive dark crag of metamorphic rock can be espied from the public footpath beside the beautiful, boulder-strewn and fast-flowing Ruddycleave Water heading downstream.

A short hop across mossy, often slippery boulders takes you to the foot of this overgrown but delightful tor that resides within what the Tithe Map of the Parish of Buckland in the Moor calls 'Woodleigh's Wood', however, it now appears that this name is no longer used and the plot has since been incorporated into 'Greypark Wood', the northern part of which is owned by the Woodland Trust and accessible.

The tor is best admired from below, and achieving its top is quite difficult as its surroundings are sadly overgrown and fraught with hazards - so please take care when exploring the area that is off the track.

Woodleigh's Wood 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 7215 7267
Height:
150m
Parish:
Buckland in the Moor
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Metamorphic
Credit:
Paul Buck
Max Piper
Reference:
Paul Buck & Max Piper: Tors of Dartmoor
Devon County Council: Tithe Map for the Parish of Buckland in the Moor

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