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Meldon Wood Rocks

Meldon Rocks

Given the extensive quarrying that has occurred in the Meldon area it is no surprise that outcrops are hard to come by. And yet, hidden within the picturesque Meldon Wood a small pile can be found beside the footpath that enters from the viaduct.

First brought to our attention by Sheron Vowden, it is diminutive, but the scene is attractive when visited in Spring; the metamorphic rocks are cloaked in moss and skirted by a modest display of bluebells.

Meldon Wood Rocks
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Grid Ref:
SX 5654 9235
Height:
251m
Parish:
Okehampton Hamlets
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Access:
Private (but accessible)
Rock Type:
Metamorphic
Credit:
Sheron Vowden
Reference:
Tors of Dartmoor Facebook Group: Meldon Wood Rocks Post

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