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Ausewell Rocks

Ausewell Rock, Awsewell Rock, Auswell Rock, Hazel Tor, Hazel Rock, Hazel Rocks, Lion Rock, Answell Rock

Public access is no longer afforded to Hazel Tor which is also known as Ausewell Rocks and is still marked by this latter name on OS maps. The rocks here are not of granite and consist of three main piles atop Ausewell Wood with fine views north towards Buckland Beacon. Of these the eastern outcrop hidden in trees is perhaps the most striking.

Part of the tor is also known as Lion Rock and there are also two huge cairns on the nearby hillside that a 1605 map of the parish of Ashburton calls Whittaborrow.

Whereas Ausewell Wood could previously be accessed by applying for a walking permit, the woodland has now been sold. The National Trust own most of it and The Woodland Trust are currently raising money to pay a third party who purchased on their behalf. Whether this will mean the tors here can be accessed in the future remains to be seen.

Warning! This tor is on private land.
Should you wish to visit, always seek permission from the landowner.
Ausewell Rocks
Grid Ref:
SX 736 717
Tor Classification:
Private (seek permission)
Rock Type:
Ordnance Survey
William Crossing
Ordnance Survey Maps