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'Unsafe' Dartmoor rock bolted into place

Dewerstone
Image caption The rock will be secured to the rest the Dewerstone

A loose boulder in one of Dartmoor's most popular climbing areas is being bolted into place because of concerns it could fall.

The rock, which is about the size of a fridge, is at the Dewerstone, which is owned by the National Trust.

The trust said two options were considered in dealing with the rock: securing it or removing it.

It said it decided to secure the rock after advice that removing could cause some more geological instabilities.

A stainless steel bolt is being drilled through the rock and secured into a crag behind it.

The rock will also have a notice attached warning to climbers not to use it as an anchor point, the trust said.

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