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Webburn Gap West

The Old Man of Webburn

Webburn Gap is the point where the same named river has forced its way through the crags on either side and formed an impressive cleft between the rocks. A quite special and picturesque spot located by Paul Buck during his 2017 exploration of the area.

The photos are of the same most impressive cliff which is set on the west side. From a certain vantage point beside the river, a part of the cliff presents a face Paul dubbed 'The Old Man of Webburn'. The east side cliff is covered in vegetation and is very dark and brooding.

Given its spectacular location it is surprising to find that until now there has been no reference to these rocks whatsoever in the extensive literature of Dartmoor.


This outcrop is accessible to the public.
Enjoy, but please behave responsibly and always follow the Countryside Code.
Webburn Gap West
Grid Ref:
SX 7161 7316
Height:
190m
Parish:
Widecombe in the Moor
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Metamorphic
Credit:
Paul Buck
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