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Tunnaford Rocks

There is a series of large and scattered rocks on the hillside above and just to the east of Tunnaford Cross on the lower south-west slopes of Meldon Hill, one of which possesses a splendid oval rock basin on its upper surface that was first noted in 2000 by Tim Jenkinson.

There is also a huge overhanging boulder amid the other rocks here, so they are well worth a visit. The ruined tor is best seen in winter when the vegetation is low and allows for an easier access.

Despite the obvious rocky terrain of the slopes a Chagford nine-hole golf course was operational close by between the years of 1908 and 1930, with holes ranging in length from 88 to 426 yards all set with natural hazards to avoid such as boulders and difficult lies.

Tunnaford Rocks
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Grid Ref:
SX 691 859
Height:
330m
Parish:
Chagford
Tor Classification:
Ruined
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Tim Jenkinson
Reference:
Tim Jenkinson: Dartmoor Magazine No.58 Spring 2000: 'Nameless Rockpiles of Dartmoor Field Notes and Photographs'

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