Conies Down Tor

Conies Down Tor, like nearby Devil’s Tor, is not one of the more substantial rock structures on Dartmoor, however it does offer one of the best views of the Cowsic River as it wiggles its way below you towards Two Bridges. This tor can be easily reached either from Holming Beam over Black Dunghill and up to the tor via the stone row situated to the west. Or from Beardown Tor, where you would join the Lych Way crossing the Cowsic River at Broad Hole before heading up to Conies Down. Conies Down Tor lies within the Merrivale firing range please check the flags and lights at Holming Beam or Beardown Tor before heading in to this one.

Height – 527metres          OS Grid Reference – SX589791

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Conies Down Tor with the Cowsic valley behind. Holming Beam by the trees on the right, Beardown Tor left.

Conies Down Tor with the Cowsic valley behind. Holming Beam by the trees on the right, Beardown Tor left.

Conies Down Tor with Great Mis Tor to the left

Conies Down Tor with Great Mis Tor to the left

The Cowsic River below COnies Down wriggling its way towards Two Bridges

The Cowsic River wriggling its way towards Two Bridges from Conies Down Tor

Conies Down Tor in the distance from Beardown Tor

Conies Down Tor in the distance from Beardown Tor