Name:Afton Tor
Hill number:17766
Height:125m / 410ft
Parent (Ma):2877  High Willhays
RHB Section:40: Cornwall & Devon
Class:Tump (100-199m)
Grid ref:SX 83776 63594
Summit feature:no feature: pasture
Col:78m  SX847636  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 202
(1:25k) OL20E OL44 110
Observations:level summit area
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 6 users)ByDate of Ascent
Afton Tor, After all day supply teaching at Newton Abbot College. Tumping on the way back to Kingswear via back lanes - short walk from field entrance across sticky mud through stubble. Excitingly 300m S the surface geology changes from the thin Permian Sandstone to limestone, An extensive caving system (Afton Red Rift Cave) lies underground here entered by the pothole (named on OS map) 18ft up a quarry face . In the 1960s it was enthusiastically explored and mapped weekend after weekend by a hardy bunch from Shepton Mallet caving club who squeezed, dug out mud and drained sumps (using drainpipes and building ingenious small concrete dams). Challenging passages include Mud Hall and Watkins Squeeze -which apparently involved some 'chipping' to enable the chunkier Watkins to follow his companions. Good video on youtube of a modern day caving trip. Makes the many trials of hillbagging seem wholly acceptableChris Pearson12/03/2024
From N.clivevilla06/03/2023
domed grassy sheep pasture with extensive viewsDenise 17/04/2019
From field gate at Woodhead Cross. Cultivated pasture, indistinct high point.RichardM17/04/2019
From N, level arable summitRHW16/06/2018