Hayne Down (Great Houndtor)

Hayne Down (or Great Houndtor as it is marked on the maps) is almost a forgotten tor, the reason for that is most people visit this area to see the impressive rock stack of Bowermans Nose, which sits on the north western side. However there are two summit areas, with the one to the east (Great Houndtor) the slightly higher one (black arrow below). Views are good from both tops, with Hound Tor, Haytor and Black Hill all in view. As mentioned the Bowermans Nose is on the NW side providing views to Easdon Tor beyond. Hayne Down has a road which pretty much encircles the tor, although parking is probably best either in Manaton or the Hound Tor car park and walking along the road to join the path up. There are no military firing ranges near here.

Height – 397 metres           OS Grid reference – SX743801             Mark out of 10 – 7


Bowermans Nose 3

Bowermans Nose on the side of Hayne Down

Hayne Down 1

Looking from the higher top on Hayne Down to the lower end with Easdon Tor behind

Haytor left and Hound Tor nearer to the right from Hayne Down

Just make out Manaton Church in the centre of the photo, Manaton Rocks is up to the left (wooded hill). East Devon stretches out beyond

Hole Rock 2

Looking from Hole Rock to Hayne Down on the right