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Rocky peak or pile of rocks on the top of a hill
Common clues:
Craggy hill; Rocky hill; Craggy mountaintop; Rocky peak; Prominent rock; Bare peak; Hilltop; Rocky outcropping; Windswept point; Mountain feature
Crossword puzzle frequency: 7 times a year
Frequency in English language: 18620 / 86800
Video: Yes Tor walk

Dartmoor is a National Park in the centre of the English county of Devon. It covers 368 square miles (953 km²).

High Willhays, the highest point on Dartmoor and southern England at 621m (2037ft) above sea level, with Yes Tor beyond.

The granite upland dates from the Carboniferous period of geological history, and the landscape is both dramatic, and bleak. The rolling moorland is capped with hundreds of exposed granite hilltops (known as tors), and provides rich and diverse habitats for Dartmoor wildlife. The highest point is High Willhays, 621 m above sea level. The entire area is rich in antiquities.

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