Cuckoo Rock

Cuckoo Rock is a large rock on the northern side of the Deancombe valley, this has been a point of pilgrimage for years. Why is it called Cuckoo Rock? Some say the rocks at the top resemble a cuckoo, others say local farmers always hear the first cuckoo of spring here. I will go for the latter being that I heard a cuckoo here in April 2015!! It is easy to get to along the path from Burrator, it is also just a couple of hundred metres from the top of Combeshead Tor.

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Looking back to Cuckoo Rock from one of the paths to Burrator

Looking back to Cuckoo Rock from one of the paths to Burrator

Cuckoo Rock with Sheepstor behind

Cuckoo Rock with Sheepstor behind