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Black Rock (Lydford)

Beside the River Lyd, this non-granite outcrop is a popular spot for picnics and paddling.

Hemery describes it, in High Dartmoor, from High Down Ford; "...where a further two hundred yards brings Lyd to the end of its middle reach. An abrupt bend to the south-east casts the river into a rocky hole below the crags of Black Rock (approx. 1,000 feet), a tor consisting of several crags breaking from the lower valley side."

There is also a plaque, with a poem, on the stone, in memory of Captain Nigel Hunter, who was killed in 1918.

Black Rock (Lydford)
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Grid Ref:
SX 5329 8527
Height:
311m
Parish:
Lydford
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Metamorphic
Credit:
Harry Starkey
Eric Hemery
Reference:
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor

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