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Stennent Rocks

Visible from the enclosure wall just below and to the south-east of the cattle grid at Dunnabridge, this large scattering of rocks with a huge, flat outcrop split into three nearby lies in what was once a plantation known as 'Stennent' on land owned by Sherberton Farm, to the west of Dunnabridge Farm.

The sprawling rock-field is accessible when the water levels in the West Dart River are low thanks to a set of stepping stones that link the two areas of public land to one another, at SX 64732 74229, but the crossing point is strangely omitted from OS maps. The stepping stones, or 'steps' as they are often known, are not for the faint-hearted as they can be slippery and potentially dangerous when the river is in spate.

The hillside is cloaked in a vibrant array of bluebells in spring which, along with winter, are perhaps the best seasons of the year to visit since the land at Stennent Rocks becomes enshrouded in dense bracken come summer and autumn. The aforementioned stepping stones are the only known route to the Rocks so, inevitably, you will have to return the way you came if you decided to visit.

Stennent Rocks
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 6465 7420
Height:
305m
Parish:
Dartmoor Forest
Tor Classification:
Ruined
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Tim Jenkinson
Reference:

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