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Lower Greator Rocks

This large outlier of Grea Tor Rocks can be seen either side of the main footpath descending towards the clapper bridge over the Becka Brook from the direction of the Hound Tor Village. It consists of a large central outcrop with scattered rocks below in private woodland.

The upper outcrop contains fissured rocks whereas below, in the woodland, the size of the main outcrop becomes more apparent; it intimidates the onlooker with impressive tall stature and posture and several large cracks accentuated by moss are visible.

Clamber up the tor's east side, at SX 7493 7873, bounded by a fence. Lower down and to the left of the footpath heading down the the clapper bridge, another small outcrop (SX 7497 7879) appears with what Tim Jenkinson has described as a small overhang. However, it is often obscured, especially in summer.

Lower Greator Rocks
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Grid Ref:
SX 7492 7874
Height:
330m
Parish:
Manaton
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Tim Jenkinson
Reference:
Tim Jenkinson: East Dartmoor The Hidden Landscape: Rocks and Tors

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