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Hingston Rocks

Hingston Rock, Hingston Down, Ingstone Rock

A relatively well known tor is set high on the hillside above Moretonhampstead one mile to the east of the town and is marked on OS Maps as 'Hingston Rocks'.

Nowadays quite difficult to access there is a rather overgrown path leading to the rocks from the road to the north where a cast iron finger post has recently been restored to show the way from the B3212 road.

In William Crossing's 'Guide to Dartmoor'; "About 1 m. from Moreton, and approached by the Exeter road, which leaves the town by way of Cross Street, where the old almshouses are situated (this runs eastward from the White Hart Hotel), is Hingston Down, the summit of which, crowned with the granite masses known as Hingston Rocks, attains an elevation of over 1,000 feet."

Hingston Rocks
The map above is not a navigation tool and we recommend that the grid reference shown below is used in conjunction with an Ordnance Survey map and that training in its use with a compass is advised.
Grid Ref:
SX 7690 8585
Height:
325m
Parish:
Moretonhampstead
Tor Classification:
Summit
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Ordnance Survey
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps
William Crossing: Guide to Dartmoor
Tim Jenkinson: East Dartmoor The Hidden Landscape: Rocks and Tors

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