Without leaving the security of the unmarked footpath contouring the brow of the hill through Sticklepath Wood the extensive crag lower down will sadly go unnoticed. Like its neighbours along the Walkham Valley, the crag is best viewed from beneath where its ominous dark sedimentary walls tower above you and to peer up at its tops brings an unsteadiness to the legs on the steep uneven terrain.
Moving south-west through the woods, the eastern section can be found at SX 4891 7037, its emergent form punctured by well established trees and more tor like than the crag proper that begins some ten metres or so along on the same height.
But it is these cliffs that impress the most, just as you think their end is reached, you round a wall to be met with more contorted rock. Eventually, the dramatic scene quietens and a way up onto the cliff top presents itself that, when reached, gives no inkling to the impressive show below.
Sticklepath Wood Crags
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Reference / Further Reading:
Tors of Dartmoor Website (2020)
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