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 – 414 metres           OS Grid Reference – SX741790

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

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Hound Tor from the road to Jay’s Grave

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

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

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Iconic Haytor from Hound Tor

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

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Hound Tor from the road below