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Sittaford North Rocks

To the north of the prominent hill that is crowned by the rocks of Sittaford Tor, another set of rocks can be located, these containing some interesting low-lying outcrops sprawled across the spur of the hill, two of which present as possible logan stones at SX 63436 83356 and SX 63319 83309. The southernmost outcrops are perhaps the most substantial but cannot be seen from the well-trodden track to the east which is the easiest access to the site.

The rocks are seemingly described by Eric Hemery (1983) on p.768 of 'High Dartmoor'; "Some small, scattered rock outcrops lie on the north-easterly slopes between the summit and the V leat, while on the north-west slope a modern boundary reave marks the limit of the original (1870) Teignhead Newtake..." We say 'seemingly' because although these outcrops are actually to the north of Sittaford Tor, they are on the edge of Hemery's rocks that actually litter the NNE slopes.

Surprisingly prominent from the north-west, these rocks were brought to our attention by Peter Freeman in 2020 and suggest the shattered remains of a former tor.

Sittaford North Rocks
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Grid Ref:
SX 6330 8333
Height:
520m
Parish:
Dartmoor Forest
Tor Classification:
Emergent
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Eric Hemery
Peter Freeman
Reference:
Eric Hemery (1983): High Dartmoor

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