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Blackslade Rock

Above Blackslade Manor there is a heavily vegetated and fissured rock face that rears up from the east side of the road running down into Widecombe from Pudsham Down. This is most probably the 'buried tor' referred to by Eric Hemery (1983) in his account of this area.

The only sign from the road of this outcrop is a small overgrown quarry in the verge and a salt gritting bin. You'll struggle to see any sign of a rock! It entails some more squeezing through undergrowth to see any granite, but it is impossible to get a decent photograph, let alone scale it.

Blackslade Rock
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Grid Ref:
SX 7251 7529
Widecombe in the Moor
Tor Classification:
Private (but visible from public land)
Rock Type:
Eric Hemery
Reference / Further Reading:
Tim Jenkinson: East Dartmoor The Hidden Landscape: Rocks and Tors (published privately)

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