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Bonehill Middle

Some 200 metres to the south of Bonehill Rocks can be found a collection of three distinct outcrops scattered on the hillside to the west of the main footpath that scales the spine of the ridge. Whilst they all form separate clusters they are all, in truth, part of the same rock group and so we have grouped them as 'Bonehill Middle' and provided National Grid References for each.

The highest of the three outcrops is the southernmost at SX 7328 7719 which presents as a modest knob of granite atop a small clitter. From the east, its appearance is rounded but once you're below it you will notice repetitive horizontal joints and some emergent bedrock. From here you'll be able to spot the middle pile which is at SX 7317 7723 and is perhaps the most striking of the outcrops on these slopes. It is a fine elongated outcrop looking up to the broad Hameldown Ridge across the valley which fails to escape the attention of the visitor in this area.

Below the middle pile at SX 7309 7731 is a huge low outcrop straddling an ephemeral stream. It is partly obscured by a tree in a sheltered spot away from the crowds that sometimes congregate at nearby Bonehill Rocks. Given all three of the rockpiles described on this page are situated off the well-worn footpaths in areas of briar and bracken, we would recommend you visit in the winter months to obtain the best perspectives of the fine rock groups here.

Bonehill Middle
The map above is not a navigation tool and we recommend that the grid reference shown below is used in conjunction with an Ordnance Survey map and that training in its use with a compass is advised.
Grid Ref:
SX 731 772
Height:
380m
Parish:
Widecombe in the Moor
Tor Classification:
Emergent
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Tim Jenkinson
Reference:

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