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Riddon Brake Rocks

A single, large flat granite rock near the road over the northern crest of Riddon Ridge has some associated tor-like features.

It is first mentioned by Eric Hemery (page 506) but he fails to name it when describing the Lych (Lich) Way; "Near it, as it descends the west slope to Bellever Bridge, and on the north side, is a small, weathered rock-pile; on the western side this consists only of bedrock, a mighty slab of irregular outline measuring thirty-eight feet long by twenty-one feet at its greatest width."

Our thanks go to Dr. Peter Sanders and Alan Watson for naming this feature as 'Riddon Brake Rocks', an appropriate appellation in the absence of any other information.

Riddon Brake Rocks
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Grid Ref:
SX 6626 7752
Height:
355m
Parish:
Dartmoor Forest
Tor Classification:
Emergent
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Alan Watson
Dr. Peter Sanders
Eric Hemery
Reference:
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor
Dr. Peter Sanders and Alan Watson: Tors List 380 Tors Visitations (published privately)
Tim Jenkinson: Lesser Known Tors and Rocks of Dartmoor

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