Black Tor, Dartmoor
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A naturally occurring granite outcrop of Black Tor.
These outcrops, like the many tors found throughout Dartmoor National Park, are formed through freeze-thaw action over the course of millions of years. Before the Ice Age, when the surrounding land was fertile and covered with trees, water would seep into the bedrock and clean the dirt from above it, exposing it to the elements. When a cooler climate took over and the temperature would rapidly vary over the course of the day, the exposed rock was eroded by the water within it being frozen (and hence expanded) and unfrozen repeatedly.
Black Tor is a series of rocky outcrops located above Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve in the Upper West Okement Valley. Dartmoor National Park, Dartmoor, Devon, UK, England
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