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Stoneycroft Rocks

A compact outcrop of granite can be found straddling a wall corner to the east of the large manor house called Stoneycroft. When walking the public footpath from there, you can catch glimpses of exposed but lowly rocks beyond a mossy wall in woodland to the right as you approach a gate that enters a field, but these are only a taster of the beautiful rockpile to be found further along.

The highest pile, which is also the most impressive, seems to have been utilised since it is incorporated into the boundary of the Stoneycroft enclosures; it tumbles down the hill towards Ward Bridge culminating in mossy clitter that in spring is carpeted with bluebells.

Known by the name of 'Stoneycroft Rocks' for many years by Dartmoor Guide Paul Rendell, and brought to our attention courtesy of Peter Freeman in 2020, the tor resides on private land, but a half-decent view of the main pile can be obtained from the public footpath and from a nearby gate to the north.

Stoneycroft Rocks
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Grid Ref:
SX 5389 7219
Height:
240m
Parish:
Sampford Spiney
Tor Classification:
Small
Access:
Private (but visible from public land)
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Paul Rendell
Peter Freeman
Reference:
Tors of Dartmoor Website

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