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Broadmoor Common West

Difficult to access this sprawling rocky ridge on Broadmoor Common known locally as 'Bad Rock', it is very much like the outcrops on neighbouring Prestonbury Common not of granite.

Dr. Tim Harrod first identified parts of this tor in a letter to Tim Jenkinson in 2011. There are two main lines of craggy rock running through the hillside at this point which are best viewed in winter months from the lofty elevation of the woodland path leading to Wooston Hillfort (Castle) from Fingle Bridge.

Broadmoor Common West
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Grid Ref:
SX 755 898
Height:
215m
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 & The Rock Piles of East Dartmoor: The Hidden Landscape Part 1 Dartmoor Magazine 132

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