The effects of weathering on granite are also well demonstrated at the nearby Higher Cherrybrook Quarry, located by the roadside some 2km to the northwest of Bellever Tor. Here, the degree of loosening and weakening of the granite can be related to the proximity of the joints which, over millions of years, have allowed the rock to be attacked through the chemical and physical forces of water.
In addition to its geological significance, the site offers excellent views over South Dartmoor. The area also exhibits many remains of prehistoric settlement, including tombs, stone rows and circles.
The site is managed by the Forestry Commission.