Rowdon Rock

This one is marked on the OS maps and sits south west of the village of Bridford, north eastern Dartmoor. The rock itself sits to the east of a stream and can be tricky to get to in summer when the bracken and scrub are up. If you follow the main permitted path through the woodland you will miss this outcrop as the path ends up on the west side of the stream, and the path on the eastern side has a gate which says private. Instead before heading in past the first permitted gate. Head up to the right through a gap in the fence (this is why winter is a must as there is no undergrowth) and across the slope to this outcrop which will be seen in the trees. No views from here nor firing ranges near this one.

Height – 234 metres         OS Grid Reference – SX812859        Mark out of 10 – 4

This is what Rowdon Rock looks like in summer, the area between here and the permitted gate is pretty overgrown, come in winter

Don’t go through the permitted gate ahead otherwise you will need to cross a stream and then head upwards to the rock. Instead in winter go right before the gate and traverse the slope to the rock