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Hawthorn Rock

This quite distinctive and rather quirky looking rock can be found beside a thin dusty track on the south side of what is a small feeder stream into Becka Brook known as Holwell Brook. Resembling a large logan stone it is a somewhat unexpected feature in an area that is otherwise largely devoid of granite in the dip between Holwell Lawn and Holwell Farm.

The Rock is easily reached from the road to the west by following a path downhill, this being near the same access point that is frequented by so many people in the latter days of May to view the nearby renowned and stunning bluebell display on Holwell Lawn.

Discovered by Jude Chilvers in early June 2019 it was later shared on the Tors of Dartmoor Facebook Group and the name of 'Hawthorn Rock' was offered given its location amid the trees here.

Hawthorn Rock
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Grid Ref:
SX 7421 7784
Height:
345m
Parish:
Manaton
Tor Classification:
Boulder
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Jude Chilvers
Reference:
Jude Chilvers (2019): Dartmoor Tors Facebook Group

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