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Ford Rocks

This is a small area of ruined granite, mostly in the form of small boulders amid a scattered clitter, 500 metres north of East Rook Gate, the best approach from which a footpath heads directly towards the granite beside a wall. The rocks are more impressive at close quarters.

The rocks were first mentioned by Eric Hemery in 'High Dartmoor p.234'; "East of the gert lies velvet turf, an oasis on a furze-infested hillside, on which are strewn the picturesque Ford Rocks (approx. 925 feet) of which the clitter has provided building-material for two pounds and hut-circles - one involved in the actual rocks."

Slightly disappointing at first glance since the area lacks prominence, the views are great and overall this is a pleasant place to be, with the calm waters of the Ford Brook below before it enters Dendles Wood, rushing off the moor. Other places of interest seen from here include Stall Moor and Down, Ugborough Beacon, Butterdon Hill and Western Beacon.

Ford Rocks
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Grid Ref:
SX 6074 6197
Height:
288m
Parish:
Cornwood
Tor Classification:
Clitter
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Eric Hemery
Reference:
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor

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