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Cowsic Rocks

Eric Hemery says: "On the steep, concave side of Conies Down above the right bank is a small rock-field." Indeed, the valley side is steep, but the rocks here are an interesting attraction in the Cowsic Valley, on the trodden route between Conies Down Tor and Devil's Tor.

It forms a pleasing close cluster of rounded granite, emerging from the valley side. The boulders here contain an abundance of lichen, the combination of fungus and algae, which creates a colourful scene in the valley.

The name of Cowsic Rocks seems appropriate, given that the boulders are near the head of the Cowsic, before it meanders its way down to Two Bridges to meet the West Dart.

Cowsic Rocks
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Grid Ref:
SX 5914 7934
Height:
491m
Parish:
Dartmoor Forest
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Eric Hemery
Reference:
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor

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