Shovel Stone

Tor Information
Name: Shovel Stone Grid Reference: SX734763
Height: 388 m / 1273 ft    
Notes: This odd named tor sits above Widecome in the Moor and has great views all around. A little collection of granite boulders makes up the top of this tor.
Shovel Stone
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Parking Park at the car park just west of Harefoot Cross (SX 73565 76760)
  Military Ranges
Warning Shovel Stone does not sit in or nearby a military range.
Bog Bog
  There is no bog in the immedaite vacinity of this tor
Easy Easy: Five minute walk from the car on well trodden paths


Recommended Walk


Distance: 5.2 mi Difficulty: StarStar
Other Tors Visited: Bell Tor, Bonehill Rocks, Chinkwell Tor, Hollow Tor (Blackslade Down), Honeybag Tor, Pil Tor, Shovel Stone, Top Tor, Tunhill Rocks, Wittaburrow
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Leg Instruction
1Park your car in the car park at the top of the hill out of Widecombe in the Moor (SX 73535 76756).
2Follow the well trodden path north to Bonehill Rocks, on to Bell Tor and then a good climb up to the top of Chinkwell Tor. Once you summit Chinkwell Tor you will see Honeybag Tor beyond.
3On the way to Honeybag Tor you can peal off the path and see if you can find Slades Well which is more of a muddy spring than a well.
4Carry along the path to the top of Honeybag Tor and sit and enjoy the wonderful views out across the North and East.
5Now follow the same route back to Bonehill Rocks and keep to the west of the tor as you pass, following the line of the boundary wall all the way back until you cross the B3387.
6Pick your way through the sometimes boggy ground to the west and head for Rugglestone Rocks hidden away amongst the trees.
7Now back up the hill to Hollow Tor where you will see Tunhill Rocks to the south.
8Head for Tunhill Rocks and on to Wittaburrow cairn that sits on top of the hill. View from here are great all around.
9Pil Tor is next and easily reached via an obvious path and Top Tor beyond it.
10Once you reach Top Tor, Shovel Stone is visible over to the west and from there it's back to the car park

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