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Clampitt Rocks North

Hidden within Clampitt Plantation, there are two tumps with lowly granite outcrops to the north and south of Clampitt House. The northern outcrop at SX 8130 8477 is the true summit of Clampitt Down (302m) and much better than its southern neighbour but it suffers from being buried by vegetation.

Approach from the path through the plantation and when it levels out, step into the undergrowth heading west for about 50 metres. First impressions are disappointing but off the summit, that is carpeted by pine needles, you will discover exposed emergent bedrock, some sections a metre and a half in height.

Tim Jenkinson and Paul Buck visited in May 2020 and found that, like Clampitt Rocks South, on the summit there was a worked granite post, with feather and tare marks, possibly another standing stone but unfortunately this lies prostrate and broken in three pieces, perhaps toppled when a nearby tree was felled. This was strangely overlooked by a woodland archaeological survey of Kennick and Tottiford Woods in 1994. Our thanks go to Jake Parrish for alerting us to this outcrop. Clampitt Rocks South can be found here.

Clampitt Rocks North
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Grid Ref:
SX 8130 8477
Height:
302m
Parish:
Christow
Tor Classification:
Emergent
Access:
Private (but accessible)
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Jake Parrish
Reference:
Tim Jenkinson & Paul Buck: Tors of Dartmoor

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