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Rockholt Tor

There is a magnificent sprawling tor high above the private gardens of Rockholt, glimpses of which can be had from the road below, especially during winter months when the probable highest stack of rock can be seen breaking through the steep-sided woodland.

The most conspicuous rock is a huge, almost hexagonal boulder that is perched beside the driveway to Rockholt itself, but there is much more granite above, culminating in larger rock masses, the easternmost residing above another house called Brake.

Much granite extends across the slopes here through the private land of both nearby Brake and Copperwood but the tor at Rockholt is the most impressive of the run of rocks in this area.

Rockholt Tor
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Grid Ref:
SX 7794 8132
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Private (but visible from public land)
Rock Type:
Tim Jenkinson
Reference / Further Reading:
Tim Jenkinson: East Dartmoor The Hidden Landscape: Rocks and Tors (published privately)

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