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Hawkmoor Rocks

Hawkmoor Tor

There is a modest outcrop of rock set on the slope on the edge of the wood where a path joins the main track to the north-east of Hawkmoor Park. From below it presents as a massive sprawl of granite now shrouded in holly trees but has another broken pile on the west side.

From here more flattened outcrops and rocks extend downhill through the trees to the west culminating in another small fissured outcrop at SX 805809 with large boulders above the brook that surges down to the aforementioned park.

Hawkmoor was once the site of an isolation hospital for tuberculosis patients it was founded in 1913 and demolished in the late 1980s to make way for exclusive accommodation. There may be a surviving chapel building in the grounds. The hospital workers cottages are still visible from the A382.

Hawkmoor Rocks
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Grid Ref:
SX 8055 8093
Bovey Tracey
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Private (but accessible)
Rock Type:
Tim Jenkinson
Reference / Further Reading:
Tim Jenkinson: East Dartmoor The Hidden Landscape: Rocks and Tors (published privately)

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