The Dewerstone is a large piece of rock sitting high above the River Plym near to Shaugh Prior and to the southwest of Dartmoor. It was the site of an old iron age hill fort and has commanding views over the river and down to Plymouth. It is now a popular climbing route with over 100 published climbs up its rock face. Above the Dewerstone sits the ominously sounding Devil’s Rocks! There was supposed to be a monument to the famous poet Noel Carrington at the top of Devil’s Rocks however it was never made, instead one of the stones has an inscription to him. A walk out of Cadover Bridge, over Wigford Down to The Dewerstone, returning by Shaugh Bridge and the North Woods is a brilliant way to spend a few hours.

Height – 198 metres           OS Grid Reference – SX537638           Mark out of 10 – 8


Me and the boys sat on Devil's Rocks

Me and the boys sat on Devil’s Rocks above the Dewerstone


Noel Carrington inscription


Looking back towards Cadover Bridge along the Plym Valley, Cadworthy Tor is far left


The view along the Plym valley now from the top of the Dewerstone

The Dewerstone with Devil's Rocks above

The Dewerstone with Devil’s Rocks above