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Ausewell Rocks

Ausewell Rock, Awsewell Rock, Auswell Rock, Hazel Tor, Hazel Rock, Hazel Rocks, Lion Rock, Answell Rock

Public access is no longer afforded to Hazel Tor which is also known as Ausewell Rocks and is still marked by this latter name on OS maps. The rocks here are not of granite and consist of three main piles atop Ausewell Wood with fine views north towards Buckland Beacon. Of these the eastern outcrop hidden in trees is perhaps the most striking.

A permit is now needed to enter the woods courtesy of Fountain Forestry and only after the bird nesting season has ended in September.

Part of the tor is also known as Lion Rock and there are also two huge cairns on the nearby hillside that a 1605 map of the parish of Ashburton calls Whittaborrow.


Warning! This tor is on private land.
Should you wish to visit, always seek permission from the landowner.
Ausewell Rocks
Grid Ref:
SX 736 717
Height:
325m
Parish:
Ashburton
Tor Classification:
Summit
Access:
Private (seek permission)
Rock Type:
Sedimentary
Credit:
Ordnance Survey
William Crossing
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps