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Great Rock East

Seperate from the main pile this tor consists of two massive outcrops high on the slopes above the main path running through Greatrock Copse. This excellent tor could easily be missed, for it is not visible from the footpath.

The dark and brooding rocks with deep caves and cracks are part involved with what seems to be a small wall on the upper side. Another grand tor that rises many metres into the trees it is truly intimidating.

Access is more difficult to this tor, because of the mine shafts and danger signs warn visitors to stray off the footpath at their own risk.

Great Rock East
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Grid Ref:
SX 8229 8175
Height:
209m
Parish:
Hennock
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Private (but accessible)
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Tim Jenkinson
Reference:
Tim Jenkinson: Dartmoor Discovered Greatrock Copse Dartmoor Magazine 127 Summer p34-35

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