Hound Tor (East Dartmoor), Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Hound Tor (East Dartmoor), Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

One of Dartmoor's most impressive and popular tors

One of Dartmoor's most impressive and popular tors, Hound Tor is a collection of rocky outcrops in the eastern section of the national park close to both Haytor Rocks and the village Widecombe-in-the-Moor.

Note that there is another Hound Tor and a Little Hound Tor on Dartmoor's north moor.


Location of Hound Tor

Hound Tor is located in the eastern section of the National Park across the valley from Haytor Rocks. As is the case with Haytor Rocks, Hound Tor is very easily accessible which means it can get crowded.

We've positioned Hound Tor (East Dartmoor) on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location.


Directions to, and parking at, Hound Tor

To visit, follow the B3387 from Bovey Tracey to Haytor Vale. Drive past Haytor Rocks in the direction of Widecombe-in-the-Moor. Take the turning to your right, or north, before the B3387 descends to Widecombe-in-the-Moor. Follow this moorland road past Holwell Lawn and you'll see Hound Tor on your right.

As you'll see on that satellite imagery, there's a car park just north west of the granite outcrops.


Recommended route to Hound Tor for the first time

Start from the car park below Hound Tor. Follow the very obvious wide, grass tracks in front of you. It takes a couple of minutes to walk from the car park to the granite outcrops.


Other routes to Hound Tor

When visiting the area we'd recommend the Haytor Rocks to Hound Tor Circular Walk.


The views from Hound Tor

The views from Hound Tor are exceptional. Most notable are Haytor Rocks to the south east. To the south west are Honeybag Tor and Chinkwell Tor, Hamel Down and Widecombe in the Moor. To the south, you'll see Saddle Tor and Rippon Tor. To the north are Hayne Down and Bowerman's Nose.


The area around Hound Tor

Also explore Hound Tor Abandoned Medieval Settlement (English Heritage) which sits below the tor.


Places to eat and drink near Hound Tor

The wonderfully named Hound of the Basket Meals sells food and drink at the car park!

There are plenty of places to eat and drink in Widecombe-in-the-Moor. Try the Cafe On The Green and The Old Inn.