Hound Tor (Throwleigh)

Standing on Hound Tor you are, for Dartmoor, at a pretty reasonable height. However all around is higher ground, with Cosdon Hill, Wild Tor and Yes Tor/High Willhays all easily in view. The views from this tor take some beating, particularly north across Taw Marsh to Belstone Tor, or east to Kes Tor and Fernworthy. Its a lesser tor when looking at the rocky outcrop but it packs a big punch for views. Nearby Steeperton Tor (to the west) is the start of the Okehampton firing range so beware of the red flags if heading to or from that way. There are plenty of ways to get here, parking around the Throwleigh area probably being one of the most popular ways.

Height – 495 metres          OS Grid Reference – SX629890            Mark out of 10 – 6.5


Cosdon Hill 4

On Hound Tor looking back to Cosdon Hill

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Steeperton Tor left with High Willhays and Yes Tor behind


Views across Gallaven Mire to Watern Tor (right) and Hameldown in the far distance


Belstone to the right with Oke Tor over to the left, Metheral Hill is the yellow grassy area just below

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The path to Wild Tor from Hound Tor, Fernworthy Forest on the left