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Black Hill Rocks North

There are two separate and quite distinct outcrops set well to the north of the main pile of Black Hill Rocks, situated just off the heather clad path to the northern of three cairns.

They have interesting jointings in the granite and are prominent in an area that is otherwise devoid of rocks apart from a sparse low lying clitter.

Generally overlooked in the literature save a brief reference by Hemery (p741) to "small rock outcrops" to the "south of the summit" these are clearly outliers of the main rocks on Black Hill but at some distance from them with similar views over Hound Tor Combe eastward which are stunning and with the added scene towards the pale tower of St Winifred's church at Manaton where enticing glimpses of the tops of tors are dotted in Lustleigh Cleave to the north.

Black Hill Rocks North
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Grid Ref:
SX 7614 7883
Height:
404m
Parish:
Manaton
Tor Classification:
Small
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Tim Jenkinson
Reference:
Tim Jenkinson: Dartmoor Magazine No 119 p.40-41, Summer 2015; 'Dartmoor Discovered: Houndtor Combe'
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor

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