Hound Tor (Manaton)

If you’re after peace and quiet then this isn’t the tor for you, like nearby Haytor this is a very popular tor indeed. The car park, about 150 metres from the tor helps with its popularity along with the burger van and/or ice cream van that is usually in attendance. The tor itself is substantial, with quite a number of vast granite stacks and lumps, making a great place for scrambling and climbing. The downside of being so busy is the rubbish which seems to collect, around and under the tor rocks, which spoils a lovely tor. The views though are pretty good, especially over to Haytor, past Greator Rocks. There are no military firing areas near this tor.

Height – 410 metres           OS Grid Reference – SX741790             Mark out of 10 – 7.5



Hound Tor from Chinkwell Tor with Hedge Tor this side of Hound Tor


Hound Tor from the road to Jay’s Grave


The car park from the top of Hound Tor, the people below look small from here


Chinkwell Tor above the green field with Honeybag Tor to the right of that, Hameldown rising at the back


Iconic Haytor from Hound Tor


The massive granite stacks of Hound Tor, Easdon Tor in the distance

Hound Tor (manaton) 5

Hound Tor from the road below