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Big Rock

Kenter Tor (Crossing)

Eric Hemery, when describing Hill Bridge Leat in his book about the Dartmoor Waterways; "At the south end of Creason Wood a huge crag towers above the leat known locally as 'Big Rock', this forms a dramatic climax to the glen upstream."

The crag is a short way along a footpath beside the leat, but to best see this metamorphic rock cross the leat and climb up to the huge wall. It sits just on the edge of Open Access Land, within woodland, but unfortunately its upper reaches are out of bounds thanks to a fence.

William Crossing also recognises this crag but appears to have misnamed it; "Further up, above the bridge named (Horndon), is another range of crags, the principle pile being known as Kenter Tor." Kenter, or Kent's Tor is actually further downstream, nestled between Brimhill and Fox Tor.

Big Rock
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Grid Ref:
SX 5267 7990
Height:
235m
Parish:
Mary Tavy
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Public (part private)
Rock Type:
Metamorphic
Credit:
Eric Hemery
Reference:
Eric Hemery: Walking the Dartmoor Waterways: A Guide to Retracing the Leats and Canals of Dartmoor Country.
William Crossing: Guide to Dartmoor

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