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Netton Cleave West Tor

This is quite a difficult tor to reach as it is set on a seriously steep slope at the far western edge of Netton Cleave Wood so is not for the faint hearted. Nowadays the tor is completely obscured by trees so cannot be seen from anywhere else but up close amid the shadowy rocks.

Whilst the lower group is modest it is still quite attractive, but as the visitor ascends far more interesting outcrops emerge including the highlight near the summit, a sloping yet rather ragged moss clad rock face with splits and crevices. The terrain underfoot is problematic in places mainly because of the gradient and the perpetual half-light which plagues the site, especially in the summer months.

Nobody seems to have described this tor before until the visit of Max Piper and well-known Dartmoor Guide Paul Rendell in December 2019.


Netton Cleave West Tor
Grid Ref:
SX 8185 8192
Height:
200m
Parish:
Hennock
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Paul Rendell
Reference:
Tors of Dartmoor Website