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Wray Barton Tor

This spectacular tor can be found on the higher northern slopes of Wray Cleave Wood, just above the marked footpath on OS maps.

Although on the steep valley side, from above this tor immediately warrants attention; one large main outcrop, at SX 7736 8470, with bulbous boulders spread above as far as SX 7741 8471.

Up close it dwarfs the onlooker and can be climbed, to a degree, to gain a restricted view over the Wray Brook valley opposite Huntingpark Wood. The name of 'Wray Barton Tor' seems appropriate given its position above the farm of the same name, on the A382 road.

Wray Barton Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 774 847
Height:
230m
Parish:
Moretonhampstead
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Private (but accessible)
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Max Piper
Reference:
Max Piper: Dartmoor News Issue 173 March/April 2020: Exploring the Tors in Wray Cleave Wood

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