Dartmoor: Ashbury Tor
|Ashbury Tor top|
To the north, a few metres away, you will find the remains of an Iron Age hill fort, whilst in the distance you can see the rapidly expanding town of Okehampton. It is also the closest tor to my house, and not, as I first thought, Cleave Tor.
But, I guess, for a tor bagger, it's the outcrop you are here to see first and foremost, and initial impressions will likely leave you deflated. Persevere, root around, take a few steps down into the steep woodland below and you will discover a treasure that is ample reward for your exertions.
|Ashbury Tor in the tree line.|
|Views across the East Okement and Moor Brook valleys|
|Plenty to explore|
|Ashbury Tor is non-granite|
|An outcrop overlooking the East Okement|
|Wider view of the upper outcrop|
|The steep valley down to Moor Brook|
|Ashbury Tor lower outcrop|
|Below the lower outcrop|
|Outcrop near the path and Moor Brook|
|Looking back up to Ashbury Tor|