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Holwell Bridge Boulders

A long, steep and twisting path leads from the south west end of Greator Rocks downhill to the picturesque Becka Brook deep in the precipitous Hound Tor Combe. There are some huge boulders in the trees on the west side of the brook a little way to the south of the crossing point known as Holwell Bridge.

One of the rocks here abuts to the very edge of the path with others on the slope above that are embedded in the hillside. Collectively these are probably part of the 'miniature tor' range described by Eric Hemery during his visit to the Holwell enclosures.

The granite bridge across the brook is a relatively new addition, set there by DNPA in 2014 and nearby on the east bank there is now a Parish boundary marker inscribed with an 'I' and 'M' for Ilsington and Manaton respectively. This stone was unveiled during the perambulation of the boundary of Ilsington in July 2019 and is dedicated to that walk with a small brass plaque affixed to the south side of the stone. Therefore, by definition the boulders above Holwell Bridge are set within the Parish of Manaton.

Holwell Bridge Boulders
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Grid Ref:
SX 7461 7762
Height:
330m
Parish:
Manaton
Tor Classification:
Emergent
Access:
Private (but accessible)
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Paul Rendell
Tim Jenkinson
Reference:
Tim Jenkinson: Tors of Dartmoor

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