By: Blonde One

Avenue Tor isn’t the name of a secret tor on Dartmoor that you’ve never heard of! It’s actually a type of tor. Usually a granite tor is a single stack (or a close together group of stacks) whereas an avenue tor is just what it says … it has an avenue running through the middle of the stacks. Pil Tor is a good example of an avenue tor. You can see on the map that there’s even a path running through it. Erosion has caused this land feature as the centre avenue has had the granite worn away

Avenue tors are a good navigation feature as they are easier to identify on the map than the more usual type of tors.

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