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Bagga Tor

Bag-a-Tor, Bag Tor, Bagtor, Baketorre, Bog Tor

Sitting above some parking spaces near Wapsworthy Moor Gate and right beside the Lych (Lich) Way, Bagga Tor is supposed to be on Private Land, but the way from the car is open and you are at the top in a couple of minutes.

Eric Hemery, in High Dartmoor p.945; "The cone is the hard-core of an originally large tor of metamorphosed rock; several tiny rock-basins lie on the north side, below which the slope to the valley is heavily clittered; the lower remnant of the core is to be seen on the north-west side."

Interesting that he says it is metamorphosed, as it is actually granite. The mistake is understandable because, when reading Josephine Collingwood in Dartmoor Tors Compendium, it is just on the edge of the granite and; "Has been affected by hydrothermal fluids leaving the rock riddled with pink veins of quartz and tourmaline."


Note: This outcrop is on private land, but it is accessible.
Enjoy, but please behave responsibly and always follow the Countryside Code.
Bagga Tor
Grid Ref:
SX 5482 8058
Height:
372m
Parish:
Peter Tavy
Tor Classification:
Spur
Access:
Private (but accessible)
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Ordnance Survey
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor
Josephine Collingwood: Dartmoor Tors Compendium