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Neadon Cleave South Tor

This is a quite deceptive yet lowly rockpile, almost completely hidden in the undergrowth of Neadon Cleave on its far southern edge, it is concealed by an abundance of briars and ferns. The most obvious part of the tor is a giant moss rounded flat outcrop in the trees little more than 20 metres to the north of the main footpath leading down to Horsham Steps from the hamlet of Water.

The tor stretches for some distance up the hill, culminating in even larger outcrops, including this strange wall of granite (shown below) that is draped in ivy and climbing plants.

Although most of the rocks are set within a private fenced off area for safety reasons on old mining ground, it can still be seen from below. The path that leads from above Horsham Steps towards Foxworthy Bridge passes through and under the Cleave where many more dark boulders are strewn across the shaded hillside.

Neadon Cleave South Tor
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 758 815
Height:
220m
Parish:
Manaton
Tor Classification:
Emergent
Access:
Private (but accessible)
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Tim Jenkinson
Reference:
Tim Jenkinson: East Dartmoor The Hidden Landscape: Rocks and Tors

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