Harton Chest

From the path through the woods to this tor may seem like a bit of a disappointment. However pass by the summit stone (the Harton Chest), heading towards Lustleigh Cleave, between the trees and rocks and you pop out onto a huge domed boulder perched high above the canopy. It’s a fantastic spot, be wary the drops are vast, but those with a head for heights will love this place. The views towards Hound Tor and Smallacombe Rocks are superb but its the view along the cleave below which grabs the eye. One of my favourite places on the moor for sure. It’s easy to get here by following the path along the ridge from Sharpitor at one end to Hunters Tor at the other. There are no military areas near here.

Height – 250 metres           OS Grid Reference – SX766818

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Harton Chest 1

From the path this is Harton Chest, head past the chest and under the trees to see……..

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……….This, an amazingly airy view above the canopy. Hound Tor in the distance

Harton Chest 3

Lustleigh Cleave, Sharpitor is in trees on the left

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Looking the other way to Manaton Rocks

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You can see Harton Chest peeking out of the trees, centre photo