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Hannicombe Wood Crags

Best seen from the north side of the River Teign, on the opposite bank, there are at least four separate cliffs jutting from the steep slopes a little upstream from Fingle Bridge. The main crag extends further up into the woodland and its size makes it intimidating to stand under.

Within Hannicombe Wood and near the Fingle Mill Weir, they are composed of metamorphic bedrock which formed approximately 318 to 329 million years ago and therefore not of granite.

This rock type gives the crags a rather sharp, dark appearance, emerging dramatically from the steep valley side, which would be much more difficult to view in Summer than Winter.

Hannicombe Wood Crags
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Grid Ref:
SX 7409 8972
Height:
160m
Parish:
Moretonhampstead
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Metamorphic
Credit:
Paul Buck
Tim Jenkinson
Max Piper
Reference:
Max Piper, Tim Jenkinson & Paul Buck: Tors of Dartmoor

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