There are a lot of tors on Dartmoor and to many people they give one of the most characteristic features of the moor. Tors are more numerous on the northern moor.
They come in many different shapes and sizes although most consist of striated granite. Some like Great Mistor and Great Links are huge, cyclopean and imposing. Others like Arch Tor and Flat Tor are rather small and nondescript.
Some are avenue tors where two or more piles of granite are separated by a lawn of turf. Others are dome shaped with comparatively little erosion. Some have debris fields (or clitter) that litter the hillsides below. A few have no names at all.
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