Deep into the heart of Steward Wood is an area of exposed granite boulders and low outcrop-type rocks in a particularly steep section of the Wray Valley.
Indeed, Steward Wood is a special place seldom visited and its scattered rock outcrops in the central part of the wood create a somewhat eeriness to the scene. These rocks in particular are strewn across the slope culminating in separate clusters of granite at different elevations. The upper outcrop, at SX 77046 85181, is a small, emergent fissued rockpile barely protruding from the surface when seen from above, but from below it is more pronounced.
Much further down the hillside, at SX 77026 85122 and SX 77036 85107, the larger rocks can be found, one appearing as an overhang and another as a large block that resembles a huge granite table from above. More boulders are scattered about the hillside, particularly below. It is important to note that Steward Wood is on private land, however, the privilege to roam can be obtained by seeking permission from the landowner beforehand.
Steward Wood 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.
SX 770 851
Private (seek permission)
Paul Buck Tim Jenkinson Max Piper Paul Rendell
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Tors of Dartmoor
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