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Dewerstone Rock

The Dewerstone, The Dewer Stone, Dewerstone Crags

The granite outcrops situated on the summit of the south-west corner of Wigford Down are outshone by the magnificent towers within the tree line of Dewerstone Wood, beside the River Plym.

A popular place for climbers, many of the rock outcrops are named to distinguish the climbs, with dramatic names such as "The Tower, Raven Buttress, Pinnacle Buttress, Needle Buttress, The Devil's Rock" to name but a few.

An area owned by the National Trust, their website says; "It takes its name from the Dartmoor legend of demonic hunter Dewer; the Devil himself. When night fell, Dewer would hunt down people who were lost on the moor. Accompanied by a pack of fearsome, ghostly dogs called Whist Hounds, Dewer would drive people to their deaths via a fatal fall from Dewerstone's highest cliff: the 150ft (45ft) Devils Rock."

Dewerstone Rock
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Grid Ref:
SX 5387 6383
Height:
160m
Parish:
Meavy
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Ordnance Survey
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps
National Trust: Discovering Dewerstone Wood

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