When passing along the main road through Sticklepath towards Okehampton you will notice, on the steep hill in front of you, a white flag pole with the colours of Devon flying proudly above the village and at its base a rather scruffy and untidily painted rock. To reach you should take the bridleway that starts beside Sticklepath Cross, leaving it left up a muddy narrow path after about 100 metres.
The local walking leaflet 'A Ramble Around Sticklepath' tells of a Methodist preacher who used to visit in the 1700's; "It is from this rock that John Wesley, a frequent visitor to the village, is said to have preached during a storm of hail and rain. Every year since the rock has been given a fresh coat of whitewash." Sadly, the appearance of the rock, as a consequence, has been ruined and when we visited, paint spatters on the vegetation surrounding it were noticed.
Aside from the damage, there is a good view looking down the main street, once the old A30 route to Cornwall before the Okehampton bypass was built.