Regional Access Database

Advice Dewerstone

Home of the demon Dewer, who continues to trick unsuspecting punters and throws them off the edge into the waiting jaws of his spectral hounds.

BMC Area South West & Southern Rock Type Granite
Climbing Area Dartmoor Access Status Advice
County Devon CRoW Land Yes
Importance Regional No. of Routes 109
Ownership Unknown Year Developed 1935
Within National Park Yes Grid Reference SX539637

No access problems reported. The landowners (National Trust) have requested climbers do not abseil from the trees. Note - a large rockfall affected Climbers' Club Direct and caution is strongly advised if climbing or gearing-up in this area.

A bird of prey nested between Needle Arete and Portal on the Needle Buttress in 2007 - if you come across the bird during springtime, please avoid the nest site.

Part of the Dartmoor National Park is used by the MoD for training and live-firing exercises. It also offers a wealth of excellent hillwalking and numerous Tors, some of which still have the potential for new climbing development – especially wild bouldering. The Defence Estates endeavour to support public access (without compromising public safety and military training) and have produced a website with the important safety info and firing times. Follow this link for the Dartmoor training area homepage and links to detailed info.

This page was last updated on 06/09/2012. RAD is updated as and when access changes and a historic date does not mean that the information is out of date, only that the access situation hasn't changed.