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Green Combe Rocks

Referred to as Jurston Valley by Eric Hemery on account of it being 'invariably and properly known' by that name the deep sides of Green Combe as marked on the OS 1:25,000 map, give rise mostly on the lower east slope to a good scattering of large rocks. Set to the north of the viewpoint car park above Challacombe Cross on the B3212 the upper rocks are strewn across a patch of open ground that is dotted with gorse.

Some of these rocks show the scars of splitting with tare and feather marks and together form an impressive if rather lowly collection but with good views especially to the north where Meldon Hill dominates. Perhaps the better and more substantial part of the rocks lies downhill to the west at SX 6966 8382 where two stout rowan trees grow from within a clump of large rounded boulders.

From here the glimpses of Meldon Hill remain and to the south the Combe is seen to twist its way uphill towards the road. The water course that runs through the valley is named Curlicombe Brook by Hemery and higher up it leaps through various spectacular mini canyons forming waterfalls and pools. A visit in Winter is recommended as the slopes are choked with towering bracken in Summer.


This outcrop is accessible to the public.
Enjoy, but please behave responsibly and always follow the Countryside Code.
Green Combe Rocks
Grid Ref:
SX 697 838
Height:
350m
Parish:
North Bovey
Tor Classification:
Emergent
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Eric Hemery
Reference:
Eric Hemery: High Dartmoor