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.
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.
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Tim Jenkinson: Dartmoor Magazine No.58 Spring 2000: 'Nameless Rockpiles of Dartmoor Field Notes and Photographs'
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