which is not always easy to identify. I often feel exhilarated as I round the cliffs to Gammon Head with the rusting wreck of the Demetrius below me and translucent green waves crashing against the jagged rocks. In winter, it can a feel a little foreboding but the wildness of it all is totally absorbing. It is also a place to wonder. How long did
it take for the cave at Prawle Point to be fully penetrated by the waves to form the arch
known as Horse’s Head Rock? How many years will it take for the arch to be widened to such an extent so that its roof collapses to form a stack? Why was the name of the failed 19th Century iron ore mine called the Pigs Nose? Was it because of a pig shape rock nearby or has it some connotation with pig iron? When and how did they manage to erect the tall boundary stones which stretch from the top of the cliffs to the sea shore?