Fox Tor

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Fox Tor
Fox Tor.jpg
Elevation 438 m (1,437 ft)
Prominence 4 m
Listing (none)
Location
Location Dartmoor, England
OS grid SX626698
Topo map OS Landranger 202

Fox Tor is a relatively minor tor on Dartmoor in the United Kingdom. It is probably best known for the swampy land that lies beneath it, Fox Tor Mires. This is said to have been the inspiration for the fictional Grimpen Mire in the novel The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This wide expanse of peat bog continues to be dangerous to walkers, especially after heavy rain.

On the flank of Fox Tor stands Childe's Tomb - according to local legend, the last resting place of Childe the Hunter, an unfortunate traveller who died there during a blizzard.

Coordinates: 50°30′43″N 3°56′21″W / 50.51182°N 3.93922°W / 50.51182; -3.93922