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Prescombe Rocks

First noted by Dr. Peter Sanders and Alan Watson in 1996; "This is a moderately sized outcrop of Trap Rock in the fields of Prescombe Farm, termed Prescombe Rocks for ease of reference. Prescombe Rocks are only seen from the road near Raven's Tor."

It is an emergent outcrop just off the summit of the hill. To the south there is a lane that runs between Open Access Land and a cycle route which gets you close. From there, the top of the rocks can be spotted at the gate to the field.

The hill has fine views east across to the woodland above Lydford Gorge. To the north and east, the open moor dominates with the likes of Little Links, Great Links and Arms Tor visible.

Prescombe Rocks
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 5104 8365
Height:
260m
Parish:
Lydford
Tor Classification:
Emergent
Access:
Private (but visible from public land)
Rock Type:
Metamorphic
Credit:
Alan Watson
Dr. Peter Sanders
Reference:
Dr. Peter Sanders and Alan Watson: Tors List 380 Tors Visitations (published privately)

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