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Great Lot Crags

Please note, the following are within Great Lot Wood, a part of Buckland Woods and is Private Land. To visit a permit can be obtained from Fountain Forestry. Taking a low path north along the left bank of the Webburn, you encounter the first of some dramatic metamorphic crags. The southern outcrop, at grid ref SX 7161 7264 is a finely balanced tower of granite overlooking the Webburn.

After visiting the south crag, the route along the river path becomes blocked by a cliff and it is necessary to climb away from the Webburn briefly. As you negotiate a route over the cliff, attention is drawn to more crags on the hill, with a second set appearing directly above at SX 7163 7273. Vegetation tries but fails to hide the middle outcrop and this formation is still as impressive as its neighbours to the north and south.

The north crag, at SX 7166 7283, is quite a bulk. Looking up from the River Webburn, you see the exposed rock high up in the trees. Once at the wall, that climbs up the valley side, you notice another section close by to the left. Their sheer walls are relatively free of growth and tower above you when you stand at their feet.

Great Lot Crags
The map above is not a navigation tool and we recommend that the grid reference shown below is used in conjunction with an Ordnance Survey map and that training in its use with a compass is advised.
Grid Ref:
SX 716 727
Height:
160m
Parish:
Buckland in the Moor
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Private (seek permission)
Rock Type:
Metamorphic
Credit:
Paul Buck
Tim Jenkinson
Reference:

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