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Bonehill Rocks

Bone Hill Rocks, Charbe Tor (disputed), Charbetor (disputed)

Overlooking the East Webburn River and Widecombe in the Moor, this is an impressive granite tor that is popular with bouldering and rock climbing on account of its steep, vertical sides and challenging routes. It is not a bad vantage point for walkers either, and there are three small car parks situated within close proximity of the tor that provide easy access.

The huge boulders here culminate into one large crannied pile, the summit rock being fairly difficult to reach unless it is scaled. Despite its popularity, the tor is worth exploring and there is always shelter from prevailing winds on one side of this bastion. It is perhaps the south-western side that is the most impressive rock face, featuring imposing stacks overlooking a steep drop on the valley side.

This could also be so-called 'Charbetor' as shown by Mudge on the first Ordnance Survey Map of 1809, but in a later work by William Crossing entitled 'Amid Devonia's Alps' the author implies that the name is an alternative for the nearby Sharp Tor on the precarious south-west slope of Chinkwell Tor. He writes: "Thus a small pile of rocks, sometimes known as Sharp Tor, near Widecombe, is named on some maps Charbe Tor..."

Bonehill Rocks
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 7314 7746
Widecombe in the Moor
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Rock Type:
Ordnance Survey
Ordnance Survey Maps
Colonel William Mudge: Map Survey of Devon 1809
William Crossing: Amid Devonia's Alps

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