This is a small tor that is comprised of a few large boulders sat beside the River Yealm. Much more impressive is the nearby Yealm Steps waterfall that cascades down the moor into Dendles Wood in the parish of Cornwood.
Although first mentioned by Crossing, Hemery is the first to describe these rocks in detail where he says: "...above the right bank is Yealm Rocks (approx. 1,225 feet). Overshadowed by the lofty Broadall Down, apparently insignificant when viewed from a distance, this tor is a unique feature of Yealm country."
"It comprises five gigantic rocks, the centre split by a diagonal frost-parting. The rock-field surrounding the tor is not dense but consistently scattered. Some idea of the boldness of the little tor may be realised from this picture, and the view from it of middle and lower Yealm is striking. OS do not deign to mark it; it is situated opposite the rise of the east valley side from Furze Hill (above the villages) to Outer Stal Moor. To stand on these great rocks so little elevated above the valley floor and regard the rolling hills around one, and reflect that one's feet are a little higher than the summit rock of Sheeps Tor (Mewy), is to receive a revelation of the impressive, yet deceptive proportions of Dartmoor."