Bodmin Moor Tors
deliberations and discussions, a list of the Tors of Bodmin Moor has been drawn
up. To be on the list, a prospective "tor" had to meet either one of
the following two definitive criteria:
be a Tor (by name), it must be called a "Tor", or
be a Tor (by nature), it must be an identifiable "tor", as in a
"hill with rocks on", or more strictly:
"a hill with granite bedrock, that forms a naturally
exposed and weathered rock outcrop, on or near
the summit, surrounded by loose granite clitter
a detailed description of the formation of a tor, see the
A typical Tor ~ the summit of Stowe's Hill;
which is curiously called a 'hill' not a 'tor'
it has been determined that there are 35 Tors on Bodmin Moor:
Southern & Eastern part of the moor:
- the eastern one (329m)
Stowe’s Hill, including
The Cheesewring, (360m) ~ "Tor by nature"
part of the moor:
including Little Rough (400m)
(420m) ~ "Tor by nature"
(315m) ~ "Tor by nature"
part of the moor:
Temple Tor (276m)
Carbilly Tor, including
the "other" Cheesewring! (260m)
Hawk’s Tor - the western one (307m).
there are also four other hills that are very "possible maybe"
(268m) ~ was it ever Black Tor?
(369m) ~ the Elephant Rock feature?
(346m) ~ has some natural features?
lots of rock “clitter”, but is it enough? (329m)
and the jury is still out...
an excellent walking guide to tors on Bodmin Moor, or anywhere else in the
area, then look no further than
run by Mark Camp, local book author and Blue Badge Guide. Mark has also
contributed greatly to the drawing up this list of tors, and negating all
those that aren't, but tried to be!
Stowe's Hill (Tor!)...
...and accompanying Torbaggers!
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