Great Staple Tor is on a ridge above the River Walkham. The place name "staple" derives from the word meaning tower, and alludes to the tor's granite formations which are said to resemble the towers of a great gateway.
These formations, where granite blocks perch on top of each other, are sometimes referred to as steeples. This photograph was taken on the 30/03/1937.
Updated on May 17, 2018
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