Giving its name to the wood here Great Rock is a quite magnificent cluster of huge vegetation covered outcrops hidden in the trees above the public footpath that threads its way from Hennock to Beadon.
The shape of the summit rock is quite fantastic. Location details for the rock are first supplied by Mike Brown (1995).
The name is also linked to the nearby iron mining operations of the mid to late 19th Century and early 20th Century when Great Rock Mine was functional.
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.
SX 8216 8184
Private (but accessible)
Ordnance Survey Mike Brown
Ordnance Survey Maps Mike Brown: The Gazetteer of Dartmoor Names Tim Jenkinson: Dartmoor Discovered Greatrock Copse Dartmoor Magazine 127 Summer p34-35
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