Within Fernworthy Forest, on the slopes of Tom's Hill, this is an area of granite clitter, cloaked in moss. A visit in 2016 revealed forestry work had damaged some of the moss, exposing the white granite and lessening the appeal which is ironic because if it weren't for the cover of the forest, the moss would not be there in the first place.
However, consulting Crossing, this was never once the case, before the forest was planted; "Turning south-westward we shall make our way to Hemstone Rocks, situated on that part of Long Ridge known as Tom's Hill, passing a few hut circles as we proceed. Near to us, on the L., is the South Teign, and on the further side of that stream the slope of Assacombe Hill."
Another visit in 2019 revealed that much of this clitter has been left undisturbed, for now.
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Ordnance Survey William Crossing
Ordnance Survey Maps William Crossing: Guide to Dartmoor
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