Alex Tor

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Alex Tor
Alex Tor and cairn - geograph.org.uk - 418780.jpg
The large and intricate cairn on the summit.
Highest point
Elevation291 m (955 ft) [1]
Prominence30 m (98 ft) [1]
Isolation2.22 miles
ListingTuMP
Coordinates50°35′N 4°40′W / 50.583°N 4.667°W / 50.583; -4.667Coordinates: 50°35′N 4°40′W / 50.583°N 4.667°W / 50.583; -4.667
Geography
LocationBodmin Moor, England
OS gridSX118787
Topo mapOS Landranger 200, Explorer 109
Geology
Mountain typegranite tor

Alex Tor is a conical hill, 291 metres (955 ft) high, located in the west of Bodmin Moor in the county of Cornwall, England.[2]

At the summit of Alex Tor are granite rock outcrops and a large and intricate tor cairn. There are panoramic views from the summit plateau and other tors visible include: Rough Tor, Brown Willy, Showery Tor, Garrow Tor and Butter's Tor.[3]

Parking is possible on the lane running SW to NE past the tor, but not beyond the Private Road sign. From here it is an easy climb of less than 1 kilometre.[3]

On the western flank of the hill there are hut circles and the remains of an ancient farmstead.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Alex Tor at www.hill-bagging.co.uk. Accessed on 1 Sep 2013
  2. ^ a b Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Explorer map series, No. 109
  3. ^ a b Torbagging the Easy Way #2: Alex Tor Archived 31 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine at kernow-torbagging.co.uk. Accessed on 1 Sep 2013