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Black Rocks (Hemery)

This collection of large boulders is a tale of mistaken identity by Eric Hemery. In High Dartmoor, he describes the location of Black Rocks on his journey from Phillpott's Cave; "Further downstream, on the west side of the valley and almost on its floor, is the unremarkable, humble tor known as Black Rocks (approx. 1,370 feet)... The rocks, although in themselves large, form only a tiny tor - and the only one in this lonely valley..."

His description is contradictory, because looking north-east from the rocks, across the Wollake, you easily spot another tor, a larger and grander outcrop a hundred metres away that William Crossing correctly sited as Black Rocks.

Hemery, instead, described this as the cavern known as Phillpott's Cave but they are one and the same.

Black Rocks (Hemery)
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Grid Ref:
SX 6298 6715
Dartmoor Forest
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Rock Type:
Eric Hemery
Reference / Further Reading:
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor

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