Hookney Tor, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Hookney Tor, Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

English Heritage's Grimspound sits in a saddle of moorland below two tors. Hameldown Tor is to the south east. The superb stacks of granite that form Hookney Tor are to the north west. Hookney Down pushes east to King Tor and is beautiful when covered in heather in late summer. Headland Warren Farm and Challacombe Medieval Strip Field are to the west and south west. The Two Moors Way passes Hookney Tor. The Warren House Inn is within easy walking distance. It's a wonderful section of Dartmoor and best viewed from Hookney Tor.

We've positioned Hookney Tor on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location.


Easiest and recommended route to Hookney Tor for the first time

The easiest way to visit is from one of the parking areas on the skinny moorland road that runs north/south from the B3212 down to Challacombe. There's limited parking below Grimspound and in a cutting just north west of Hookney Tor. Paths rise from both to the rocky outcrops. They are clearly visible on Google's satellite imagery.

There are plenty of other routes you can follow to Hookney Tor.


Routes and directions to Hookney Tor from the north

From the north. Follow the B3212 from Moretonhampstead to the Warren House Inn and you'll come to a large car parking area and viewpoint on the edge of the high moorland at the bottom of Shapley Common. Good tracks climb to Shapley Tor and then Hookney Tor.


Routes and directions to Hookney Tor from the east

From the east. You can walk in from the car parking area at Hound Tor. Head for Jay's Grave and then Natsworthy. It's then a wonderful walk up the side of Hamel Down and Hookney Down to Hookney Tor. Note that there's limited parking available at Natsworthy.


Routes and directions to Hookney Tor from the south

From the south. It's great fun to walk the spine of Hamel Down from Widecombe-in-the-Moor. You follow the Two Moors Way. The views are amazing.


Routes and directions to Hookney Tor from the west

From the west. There are lots of parking spaces along the B3212 by the Warren House Inn. You can walk from one of these. Options include following the Two Moors Way from the car parking area by Bennett's Cross or walking from the Warren House Inn through Headland Warren to Headland Warren Farm and then to Hookney Tor. Refer to the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL28 'Dartmoor' map for detail.