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Brimpts Rocks

Brimpts Rocks Northen Wood Outcrop (front) SX 6725 7468

A cluster of large dark and mostly vegetation covered rocks can be found at the far end of the steep sided Brimpts Northern Wood on the west side of East Dart River near to its confluence with Walla Brook at the stepping stones.

Brimpts Rocks Northern Wood overhang (close up)

Here there are at least two fair sized outcrop type rocks on the lower slopes and a nice looking rock face of some 3 metres in height on the east side overlooking the river but shrouded in creeper. More rocks extend up the hill and near the tree line there are two fine moss covered boulders.

Brimpts Rocks Northern Wood Upper Rock SX 6725 7468

A riverside path passes under the lower rocks from the direction of Brimpts Farm to the south and as at 2019 an old wooden finger post still stands beside the stepping stones showing directions to Babeny (misspelt as Babney) and out towards Laughter Hole but the latter track has become a troublesome route in recent years, almost impassable at points where unchecked vegetation and overhanging gorse and briars obstruct the way.

Brimpts Rocks in Northern Wood (large pyramid)
Brimpts Rocks
Grid Ref:
SX 6725 7468
Height:
260m
Parish:
Dartmoor Forest
Tor Classification:
Small
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Tim Jenkinson
Bob Fitzpatrick
Reference:
Tim Jenkinson: Tors of Dartmoor