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Rudge Rock

Rudge Hill

Situated on the hill known as Rudge Hill, in Lustleigh, near the hamlet of Rudge, can be found this large rock beside the road, its public side showing signs of wear and tear as vehicles scrape past it on their travels.

From this side, it appears little more than a small, neglected outcrop, especially when the vegetation obscures one's view of it. However, the best section of this small tor lies below the road, in the private woodland, and consists of a couple of sizeable boulders with a small clitter beneath it, all adorned in moss.

It is not an easy area to photograph, making doing it justice quite difficult, not helped by the fact that the only way to see it on Public Land is along the narrow hill. There is a bench above, though, making a visit more welcoming with some respite after ascending from the village centre of Lustleigh.

Rudge Rock
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Grid Ref:
SX 7842 8095
Tor Classification:
Public (part private)
Rock Type:
Tim Jenkinson
Tim Jenkinson: East Dartmoor The Hidden Landscape: Rocks and Tors

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