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Stone Farm Rocks

Set not far from the road (some 70 metres or so) and just a few paces above the very south eastern enclosure wall of Stone Farm high above Cockingford Bridge to the north west and at least a mile to the south of the village of Widecombe in the Moor, is a most interesting group of rocks.

Surprisingly not described in the annals of Dartmoor, it is perhaps just as far west as you can go on the slopes of Pudsham Down. The main outcrop although rather lowly from above is nonetheless quite substantial in terms of its length and breadth set amid bracken and briars that have probably resulted in its extreme lesser known status. Best viewed from below between the rocks and the wall the outcrop is very impressive, fissured and sturdy. Unlikely to have ever been visited much over the years, especially in the summer months when access is tough, there are other boulders scattered nearby.

These anonymous rocks so close to the lane leading down past Stone Cross into Cockingford might have been expected to spill through the wall of the farm enclosures into the trees below, but there is no evidence of any more granite below. Well worth a visit as the rocks are easily accessible in winter months especially when the bracken has died away.

This outcrop is accessible to the public.
Enjoy, but please behave responsibly and always follow the Countryside Code.
Stone Farm Rocks
Grid Ref:
SX 7230 7459
Buckland in the Moor
Tor Classification:
Rock Type:
Tim Jenkinson
Tim Jenkinson: Tors of Dartmoor