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Broadmoor Common East

Upperton Tor

There is a magnificent cliff of broken shale rock at the far eastern edge of Broadmoor Common that extends almost to the river's edge from on high for some 200 metres or so and is marked as such on the OS map but without a name.

It is clearly an extension and the most impressive part of that known locally as the 'bad rock' that spreads across the common and so named on account of its appearance and probable lack of usefulness as a building material.

This part is a huge ridge of fragmented bedrock of two main portions spread along the steep slope of the common above and into the tree line just where the River Teign takes a bend towards Clifford Bridge.

Broadmoor Common East
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Grid Ref:
SX 761 899
Height:
200m
Parish:
Drewsteignton
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Private (but visible from public land)
Rock Type:
Metamorphic
Credit:
Dr. Tim Harrod
Reference:
Tim Jenkinson: East Dartmoor The Hidden Landscape: Rocks and Tors

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