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Bruce's Pond Rocks

This small hillside tor lies above the manmade pool that is known as Bruce's Pond in the Canonteign Estate. The rocks actually span both sides of the stream that tumbles down the hillside culminating in 'Clampitt Falls', but it is the cluster on the north side that grabs your attention, their sharp-edged sides immediately warranting a second look as you cross the footbridge.

The attraction advises visitors to stick to the marked footpaths to prevent disturbance to wildlife, and as the rocks are so close there is little reason to stray. The south rocks are less impressive but cover a larger area; they are essentially crumbling cliff faces that were likely exposed as a result of river erosion and their position on the steep valley side overlooking this picturesque little valley is quite striking.

Although Bruce's Pond Rocks reside on private land they can be accessed if you are willing to pay the modest entrance fee to view the celebrated waterfall which is much higher up the slope and best appreciated from the aforementioned footbridge where one can look up to gaze at its sheer size and height.

Bruce's Pond Rocks
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Grid Ref:
SX 8327 8240
Height:
100m
Parish:
Christow
Tor Classification:
Small
Access:
Private (but a fee to visit)
Rock Type:
Metamorphic
Credit:
Tim Jenkinson
Reference:
Tim Jenkinson: East Dartmoor The Hidden Landscape: Rocks and Tors

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