a database of both lesser & well-known rocks and outcrops
Search Map East Dartmoor Access About The Team Facebook

Sandy Hole Rocks (south)

Sandy Hole Pass

When walking to the East Dart Waterfall from Postbridge, you first pass over Broad Down (Broadun) and the rocks of the same name, which is where you first get your first glimpse of not only the celebrated waterfall but also, further up, the entrance to Sandy Hole Pass, a narrow section of the East Dart River where the valley sides reach the very bank of the river and are draped with strewn granite.

There are actually two significant rock masses here, but it is the southernmost which is clearly visible from the south-east, presenting as a grand cliff face rearing up from the riverside above a ford, its summit topped with grassy clumps and the main part supporting the growth of an oak tree. Other rocks are strewn on the opposing bank which are also of interest, presenting as a series of small granite ledges, though none are positioned so beautifully as the eastern cliff.

Curiously Crossing and Hemery overlook these striking rocks and it was Terry Bound who writing later offered the name of 'Sandy Hole Rocks' to both the north and south sections respectively.

Sandy Hole Rocks (south)
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 6228 8138
Dartmoor Forest
Tor Classification:
Valley Side
Rock Type:
Terry Bound
Alan Watson
Dr. Peter Sanders
Terry Bound: LDWA Tor Bagging List

Please Support Us

We are proud to see the names of lesser known tors are now being used more commonly on other websites and whilst this is to be encouraged we do request that, should you wish to use the information on this page, you provide a backlink to the website as reference, by copying the relevant address: