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Mardon Down Rocks South

Of the two main rock groups on the western side of Mardon Down, an area of open moorland north of Moretonhampstead, this is the southern outcrop. Its appearance is quite fine.

Having a closer look at the outcrop will reveal an abundance of lichen clinging onto the granite; it nestles itself within the layers of rock and from here there is a wonderful view of the high moor. As with the northern group there is a car park to the west providing access.

Mardon Down Rocks South
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Grid Ref:
SX 7664 8703
Height:
345m
Parish:
Moretonhampstead
Tor Classification:
Emergent
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Tim Jenkinson
Reference:

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