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White Rock

When passing along the main road through Sticklepath towards Okehampton you will notice, on the steep hill in front of you, a white flag pole with the colours of Devon flying proudly above the village and at its base a rather scruffy and untidily painted rock. To reach you should take the bridleway that starts beside Sticklepath Cross, leaving it left up a muddy narrow path after about 100 metres.

The local walking leaflet 'A Ramble Around Sticklepath' tells of a Methodist preacher who used to visit in the 1700's; "It is from this rock that John Wesley, a frequent visitor to the village, is said to have preached during a storm of hail and rain. Every year since the rock has been given a fresh coat of whitewash." Sadly, the appearance of the rock, as a consequence, has been ruined and when we visited, paint spatters on the vegetation surrounding it were noticed.

Aside from the damage, there is a good view looking down the main street, once the old A30 route to Cornwall before the Okehampton bypass was built.

White Rock
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.
Grid Ref:
SX 6380 9413
Height:
240m
Parish:
Belstone
Tor Classification:
Boulder
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Metamorphic
Credit:
Sticklepath Heritage Group
Reference:
Sticklepath Heritage Group: "A Ramble Around Sticklepath" leaflet

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