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Bonehill South

Straddling the ridge path that links the impressive string of tors starting at Wittaburrow (to the south) and ending at Honeybag North Tor, on a section marked on maps as 'Bonehill Down', are some interesting small clusters of rock overlooking Widecombe in the Moor, set away from the popular attraction that is Bonehill Rocks.

The southernmost on the Down comprises two main clumps of rock, with the eastern being the larger: a modest low mass of granite with a vertical wall facing the path and the dramatic ridgeline of Hamel Down across the East Webburn valley.

The tor has cast a considerable clitter strewn as it is on the lower western side of the ridge. Access to this outcrop is easy, especially with the car park at the top of Widecombe Hill being a short 5-minute walk away and the views do not disappoint.

Bonehill South
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Grid Ref:
SX 7338 7697
Height:
395m
Parish:
Widecombe in the Moor
Tor Classification:
Emergent
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Tim Jenkinson
Reference:
Tim Jenkinson: East Dartmoor The Hidden Landscape: Rocks and Tors

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