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Knowle Rocks

The Giant Tor

A quite magnificent valley side tor resides at the northern end of Higher Knowle Wood and extends downhill to the west for some 100 metres or so.

The central and most impressive part at SX 7913 8088 comprises massive outcrops enveloped once more in trees and vegetation. The lowest outcrop not far above the road presents as a distinctive stack at SX 7904 8086, intimidating the onlooker from below.

Richard Horsham first drew Tim Jenkinson's attention to these rocks in 2016 and they later appeared in Dartmoor Magazine No 133 Winter 2018.

Knowle Rocks
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Grid Ref:
SX 791 809
Height:
160m
Parish:
Lustleigh (formerly Bovey Tracey)
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Richard Horsham
Reference:
Richard Horsham (2016): Understanding the Dartmoor Landscape Part 22 - Dartmoor Magazine No 123, p42-45 Summer
Tim Jenkinson (2018): The Rock Piles of East Dartmoor: The Hidden Landscape Part 2 - Dartmoor Magazine No 133 Winter

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