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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Paul Buck Tim Jenkinson Max Piper
Max Piper, Tim Jenkinson & Paul Buck: Tors of Dartmoor
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