United Kingdom Great Staple Tor

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Richard Fox

About This Spot

There are three parts to Staple Tors - Little, Mid and Great. Great Staple Tor is famous for its towers (or steeples) of granite blocks that perch on each other creating unusual shapes. Little Staple Tor has an extensive clitter (rock) field that was exploited in the 19th century to make a granite stone dressing industry. The Staple Tors together with Roos Tor form a chain of tors that flank the west side of the Walkham valley. From the road at Merrivale these tors are impressive, especially with the bulk of Great Mis Tor on the eastern side.

They are relatively easy to get to and provide good views. Roos Tor lays half a kilometre to the north and can be visited from the same location.

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