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Brimpts Rocks

A cluster of large dark and mostly vegetation covered rocks can be found at the far end of the steep sided Brimpts Northern Wood on the west side of East Dart River near to its confluence with Walla Brook at the stepping stones.

Here there are at least two fair sized outcrop type rocks on the lower slopes and a nice looking rock face of some 3 metres in height on the east side overlooking the river but shrouded in creeper. More rocks extend up the hill and near the tree line there are two fine moss covered boulders.

A riverside path passes under the lower rocks from the direction of Brimpts Farm to the south and as at 2019 an old wooden finger post still stands beside the stepping stones showing directions to Babeny (misspelt as Babney) and out towards Laughter Hole but the latter track has become a troublesome route in recent years, almost impassable at points where unchecked vegetation and overhanging gorse and briars obstruct the way.

Brimpts Rocks
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Grid Ref:
SX 6725 7468
Dartmoor Forest
Tor Classification:
Rock Type:
Tim Jenkinson
Bob Fitzpatrick
Reference / Further Reading:
Tim Jenkinson: Tors of Dartmoor

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