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Harton Rock

Following a gentle walk down the road from the entrance to South Harton Farm and the split cross that is embedded on the wall there brings the visitor to a point on the left side of the road where a dilapidated old wooden stile still scales the wall.

Its rungs mostly broken and overgrown it can still be climbed but with some difficulty. The short but troublesome descent to the other side brings you into a grassy field and in vision of what is a huge rounded boulder with some scattered rocks below and into nearby enclosures. The main rock has a fine rounded shape and is quite impressive at closer inspection.

Views are concentrated to the south through the branches of trees looking down the valley towards Lustleigh in the far distance. No mention in Dartmoor Literature the rock here is nonetheless worthy of a name and some recognition.

Harton Rock
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Grid Ref:
SX 7740 8220
Height:
225m
Parish:
Lustleigh
Tor Classification:
Boulder
Access:
Private (but accessible)
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Tim Jenkinson
Reference:
Tim Jenkinson: Tors of Dartmoor

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