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Broadun Rocks West

Broad Down

The finest outcrop of the Broadun range is found on the western side of the Down. This tor like outcrop reaches at least 3 metres on the south side as can be seen here.

We learn from Eric Hemery (1983) that the various outcrops straddling the down are collectively known as Broadun Rocks and that they are never referred to as Broadown Tors, this being a misnomer introduced in error in the original version of Dartmoor A New Study in 1970 edited by Crispin Gill. It turned out to be a total misprint and should have read 'Beardown' along with Fur Tor for the erroneous 'Lur Tor' that featured in the same sentence.

Yet despite all this Ken Ringwood (2013) still uses that discredited name as an alternative to describe the outcrops on Broad Down in his book on Dartmoor Tors.

Broadun Rocks West
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Grid Ref:
SX 6309 8053
Dartmoor Forest
Tor Classification:
Rock Type:
Eric Hemery
Tim Jenkinson
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor

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