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Goat Rock

At Double Waters, where the Walkham and the Tavy meet, this tor dominates. Not marked on maps, Goat Rock was so called by a visitor, Mrs. Bray, in 1836.

"Passing the base of the Raven Rock, you still follow the windings of the Walkham till you arrive at the foot of a second acclivity, composed of rocks in forms the most picturesque and fantastic that can be imagined. These have of late been rendered peculiarly interesting in consequence of their having become the favourite haunt of a flock of goats."

Goat Rock
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Grid Ref:
SX 4765 6990
Height:
38m
Parish:
Whitchurch
Tor Classification:
Spur
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Sedimentary
Credit:
Anna Eliza Bray
Reference:
Mrs Anna Eliza Bray: Legends, Superstitutions, and Sketches of Devonshire

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