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Greena Ball Rocks

Yearlick Ball

Greena Ball is clearly marked on modern OS maps well to the north of the sprawling granite mountain that is known as Great Mis Tor which is one if not the finest of Dartmoor's rock piles.

The Ball which is a gently rounded hill, is set high on the east side of the River Walkham but is also referred to as 'Yearlick Ball' by Eric Hemery (1983 p1019) who states that this is an alternative name that is used by the moormen. After that he mentions very little of the area although upon closer inspection there are some pretty good sized albeit flattened outcrops and boulders spread across the western slopes high above the river here that are indicative of a once small but now totally ruined tor on Greena Ball.

However, the best part of a visit here is to experience the wilderness and the totally fantastic view across the river to the west of the sprawling remains of Hemery's Clay Tor which is a far more impressive cluster of rocks and low outcrops.

Greena Ball Rocks
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 5625 7790
Height:
450m
Parish:
Dartmoor Forest (formerly Walkhampton)
Tor Classification:
Ruined
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Ordnance Survey
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor
Tim Jenkinson: Lesser Known Tors and Rocks of Dartmoor

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