Tristis Rock

Tristis Rock sits high on the western side of the River Erme on Burford Down. Its a fairly obvious rocky outcrop which stands out against the skyline. Its a reasonably easy spot to get to which a number of options, the is a path (marked on OS maps) in a south west direction from the road into Harford, you can also drop down from Stalldown Barrow, or finally the tricky option of crossing the Erme. This last option will probably involve a wade through the river, a climb over a fence and a thrash through steep undergrowth!! The views are good for such a small tor, especially along the Erme valley and across towards Butterdon Hill. There are no military firing areas near here.

Height – 260 metres            OS Grid Reference – SX638601

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Tristis Rock on the other side of the valley

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From beside Tristis Rock looking to Butterdon Hill

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Three Barrows in the distance from Tristis Rock

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The Erme valley, Three Barrows to the right and Stalldown Barrow to the left

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Silhouetted Tristis Rock