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Laployd Rock

For want of an official tag, we named this as such because of its position right on the edge of Laployd Plantation. This low outcrop has a magnificent mossy top which could be reached immediately after recent tree felling in spring 2018, but unfortunately, that's now no longer the case. The photos on this page were all taken in spring 2018 but even then it was a difficult feature to photograph!

When it was visited in early 2018, we noticed new saplings had been planted around the outcrop, which would soon grow to such a height as to obscure what was once a wonderful view from the summit, encompassing both Kennick Reservoir and Shillyrock (also known as Druids' Altar).

However, a visit in winter 2019 revealed a very sad sight: the saplings had grown quite considerably encouraging dense gorse, bracken and brambles to grow preventing access to Laployd Rock. It is unlikely that anyone wishing to visit will be able to until the trees grow to their maximum height and the vegetation dies back.

Laployd Rock
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 8056 8459
Tor Classification:
Private (but accessible)
Rock Type:
Paul Buck
Max Piper
Reference / Further Reading:
Tors of Dartmoor Blog: In Search of Hollowpark Rock
Max Piper: Dartmoor News Issue 178 April/June 2021: Exploring the Tors Around the Three Reservoirs

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