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Boulder Clamber

This is a very grand tor just set just below the 'main falls' area in the Becky Falls woodland park on private land, only accessible by paying the modest entrance fee. The rocks are marked as 'Boulder Clamber' on the map issued upon entrance and can be found above the left bank of the Becka Brook.

The higher section at SX 7619 8011 can be spotted from the higher Red Trail route, however, thanks to a new wire fence, it is quite difficult to view these outcrops. The only accessible part is a large, mossed boulder (not pictured) near the top of the woodland, just before the trail descends a set of steps to the brook below and over a wooden bridge.

The lower section at SX 7623 8006 is by far the most impressive, seemingly formed from a series of tall outcrops in the trees some way above the river/brook on the lower Red Trail route, involving some scrambling over granite boulders. Near a small staircase is one of several large caves that have been formed beneath what appears to be a giant rockfall on the steepening valley side. It is possible to walk into the cave a little way until it narrows into brooding darkness. Simply one of the park's best features the lower levels of Boulder Clamber act as a natural fortress.

Boulder Clamber
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 762 801
Height:
206m
Parish:
Manaton
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Private (but a fee to visit)
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Becky Falls
Reference:
Tim Jenkinson: East Dartmoor The Hidden Landscape: Rocks and Tors

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