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Hound Tor Down Outcrop

Holwell Rocks (Ringwood error)

This small outcrop of rock with boulders scattered beneath is mistakenly labelled as Holwell Rocks by Ken Ringwood in his 2013 book of Dartmoor Tors.

This is an alarming oversight given the previous descriptions available by both Crossing and Hemery and a pin point GR for the Rocks in question by Mike Brown that places them so much further to the south. In light of this evidence the outcrop here cannot possibly be mistaken for Holwell Rocks as it actually resides on Hound Tor Down above and some 250 metres or so to the south west of Grea Tor Rocks.

This little outcrop looks down to Grea Tor Rocks on Houndtor Down, beside a wall. It sits in a picturesque spot, overlooking the popular Hound Tor. To the south is Holwell Lawn, which in May has an abundance of bluebells.

Hound Tor Down Outcrop
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Grid Ref:
SX 7444 7841
Height:
375m
Parish:
Manaton
Tor Classification:
Small
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Tim Jenkinson
Reference:
Tim Jenkinson: East Dartmoor The Hidden Landscape: Rocks and Tors

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