Cripton Down Tor

This tor packs a decent view for a smaller tor and is very easy to get to. The views south towards Hayne Down, Hound Tor and Haytor are the best direction. However north isn’t bad either with Easdon Tor and a distant Cosdon Beacon also in view. The green fields and farms around Manaton can also be seen. The easiest route here is from Jay’s Grave, following the obvious path up to the first outcrop and then on to the higher summit top a few hundred metres on. There are no military firing areas near here.

Height – 370 metres             OS Grid Reference – SX734807

Hayne Down to the left with Hound Tor and Haytor in the distance from Cripton Down Tor

Cosdon Beacon with its head in the clouds from Cripton Down Tor

Easdon Tor behind the summit rocks

Manaton Rocks in the centre of the photo (the hill with the trees on the summit)