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Giants' Marble, The

The Giant's Marble, Christmas Pudding Rock, Pixie Rock

This is a huge, rounded boulder with grass tuft on the path between Hart Tor and Cramber Tor and close to the north bank of the Hart Tor Brook. On closer inspection the rock possesses an abundance of lichen and moss.

This solitary boulder is at least three and a half metres tall and an obvious landmark when walking along the course of the aforementioned brook. A smaller, less defined rock sits beside the main feature.

The Giants' Marble is a name that was seemingly first introduced by Johnie Stickland in the 1970s, described in his 2012 blog post as "a whacking great round boulder in the middle of nowhere as if a Giant has lost it." Alternative names since have included Christmas Pudding Rock and Pixie Rock.

Giants' Marble, The
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Grid Ref:
SX 5823 7169
Height:
367m
Parish:
Walkhampton
Tor Classification:
Boulder
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Jason Maddick
Johnie Stickland
Reference:

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