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Logwell Rock

Longwell Rock

William Crossing gives mention to Logwell Rock, but does not give an indication to its magnificence; "Passing onward with Leusdon Lodge R. we bear L. to Blackaton Down, which we reach immediately above the tor of the same name. The outlying pile below the enclosures L. is usually known as Logwell Rock."

Marked on OS maps, the 'Rock' is rarely visited these days because of the difficult access and the overgrown bushes and brambles. But it is quite a grand tor. The upper section is part involved in an old wall on the south side with a narrow, but good, avenue.

Descending some ten metres in height you reach a rough path that passes below the lower section of Logwell which culminates in a fine stack. Please be aware this is tough terrain with much vegetation and care should be taken when exploring Blackadon Down.

Logwell 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 710 735
Height:
262m
Parish:
Widecombe in the Moor
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
William Crossing
Reference:
William Crossing: Guide to Dartmoor
Tim Jenkinson: East Dartmoor The Hidden Landscape: Rocks and Tors
Paul Buck: The Tors and Rocks of Blackadon Down

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