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Little Torrycombe Tor

Situated in the north end of Knowle Wood (Lee Moor), there is a ruined small tor literally metres away from Dartmoor's china clay industry. Best accessed from the north, first walking under the road bridge heading south then east to the pond, it is clear that this tor is very lucky to still be in situ.

It consists of one modest outcrop of crumbling granite amid scattered boulders above the summit. Despite nearby influences, the tor still retains a natural feel with its impressive trees and vibrant mosses. In late spring, you might even spot a few bluebells.

Little Torrycombe Tor was first documented by Paul Rendell in 'Dartmoor News Issue 169 July/August 2019: Exploring the Tors around Lee Moor', where he describes; "...a disused pond nearby as well as a sluice gate by the leat and many workings." Indeed, at this point, the dry leat is no longer as it receives its first inflow where it continues to contour the hillside above the combe.

This outcrop is accessible to the public.
Enjoy, but please behave responsibly and always follow the Countryside Code.
Little Torrycombe Tor
Grid Ref:
SX 5780 6155
Plympton St. Mary
Tor Classification:
Rock Type:
Paul Rendell
Paul Rendell: Dartmoor News Issue 169 July/August 2019: Exploring the Tors around Lee Moor