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Name:Hound Tor
Hill number:5615
Height:414m / 1358ft
Parent (Ma):2877  High Willhays
RHB Section:40: Cornwall & Devon
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Dartmoor
County/UA:Devon (CoU)
Catchment:Dart, Catchment Boundaries, Teign
Grid ref:SX 74254 78963
Summit feature:central rocky outcrop
Col:386.2m  SX 7416 7859  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 191
(1:25k) OL28N
Survey:obvious summit
Comments:Dropped from Trail 100 list Jan 2020
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 141 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Nice collection of rocks. good scramble up in the sun. Would be difficult in the wet.bevandy11405/09/2019
Short but nice perambulation at the start of a hot day. Grand crags.Eddie11/07/2019
Hound Tor, Greator Rocks, Bell Tor, Chinkwell Tor, Honeybag Tor 7 mile circuitwhiskybottle06/07/2019
Free car park to NW. Impressive summit rocks with several stacks. Spent sometime here scaling all of the main ones. Lovely spot.jonglew31/03/2019
Short jaunt from the car park. Nice scramble to the top. However tricky scramble down for the shorties like me when rock's a little damp/greasy.mazz29/12/2018
With the whole familysimonjallen24/10/2018
First tor in the dark by headtorch having just started the night section of my 100 tors in 25 hours. Still warm.Just touched it, rather than summitting this time. Then down to Greator Rocks and the tricky path through the bracken down to cross the stream and up towards Haytor.Chris Pearson22/07/2018
good craic jumping about the rocksGmacT07/07/2018
Car park to NW. Short walk and fairly straightforward scramble if you go between the two main outcrops and then climb back towards the car park. You have to step across a short gap near the top. This is uphill going up and, if wet, there is not much space on the downhill return step.clivevilla14/11/2017
Parking to North w Jenx and Bryher. Easy approach and nice scrambling to summit rocks. Bryher had to top out on Hound Tor and it was Jenx's final Trail 100, woo hoo!nordicstar06/10/2017
Impressive rocky outcrop. Touched the top stone after trying several routes.jenx06/10/2017
Back again a year later again with L and Flook the hound on a circular tor walk visiting some well known such as this and others nicely obscure. Surprisingly easy and safe-ish way to scramble to the summit.No trouble for the dog.Chris Pearson13/07/2017
Large car park to NW at 740792 - Short walk up good path & then scramble to summit. (S)gerrybowes22/04/2017
Belated birthday outing.Nab Scar13/04/2017
Short up and down from parking, interesting scramble in high winds.rhalstead05/03/2017
A short 20 walk from the car park to the NW. Great weather and a good scramble. Solo.bolton07/11/2016
A climbers Mecca, especially for bouldering. I climbed Suspension Flake (a photogenic VS hanging flake)in 2002 here with Bob - but don't recall scrambling to summit. Today did the blocky scramble to high point with Lesley and Flook the German Pointer who loved leaping around on the rocks being the hound on Hound Tor. Sheltered spot in sun out of wind for a bite was idyllic then down to scramble up Great Tor and down into woods then back over Hayne Down.Chris Pearson11/08/2016
Enjoyable circular walk(and minor scrambles) from Hound Tor car park-Hayne Down-Black Hill-Hound Tor.With Bridget and Oscar.catman23/05/2016
With Catman and Oscar.rosiebridge23/05/2016
With Catman and Bridget.oscarrosie23/05/2016
A quick one for Joe and I who couldn't resist the rocks on the top. Easy scramble up.fnem08/04/2016
from car park gentle stroll with a scramble to highest pointcolinfielding15/07/2015
Short walk from car park.Ramblingpaul05/07/2015
from car park to the north. you could spend all day scrambling up the outcrops. a fine fun place.stig_nest29/06/2015
Easy walk from car park with A. Scramble to the top.PeterD21/06/2015
5/14 of long but satisfying hill bagging day (Hay Tor/Rippen Tor/Top Tor/Chinkwell Tor/Hound Tor/Heatree Down/Easdon Tor/Black Hill/Birch Tor/Challacombe Down/Hamel Down/Hookney Tor/Cornden TorFergalh13/06/2015
Convenient car park, easy walk up to tor. Fun scramble to top.PeteF01/11/2014
From Car Park. Collection of stones. Good for scrambling Lakesgirl31/10/2014
Large car park to west from which a good track leads to the summit. Great viewpoint.moorsman21/08/2014
With Denise. Very easy scramble to high point.Crib Goch29/06/2014
Walked from Shilstone Tor, via footpathKatieJayne20/04/2014
On a wet day whilst Josh was at Plymouth University open day.simon and co05/04/2014
Parked up at Swallerton Gate carpark and took the short walk to the summit. made an afternoon of it by taking a circular walk past Greator Rocks towards Becky Falls and a bit of road walking towards Manaton before returning to the car via Hayne Down.derlan12/09/2013
Bagged on a gorgeous sunny day. 4 summits planned with some driving inbetween. Great Mis, Corndon, Rippon and Hound. Amazing day out and also got some caching in!Stephenfarmer30/05/2013
Walked from car park to the West with Joy, Isaac, Steve and Helen. Enjoyed a bit of scrambling and letterboxing over the rocks.daveapotter19/10/2012
Great views over Dartmoor.The Playful Pig12/09/2012
On it's ownronaldo33331/08/2012
With Jo, short afternoon walk from Swallerton Gate: Hound Tor. Weather; sunny, warm, good visibility.amblerbob17/05/2012
Gorgeous daygcowcill01/04/2012
Following the master bagger CW. Super sunny morning.Dugswell225/03/2012
whilst camping on Dartmoorjohnoz19/08/2011
Start: Hound Tor car park. Accompanied by Katrina and HollyBaggerdaz22/06/2011
Climbed with Gill from car park.dhbond15/04/2011
Easy walk from NW and a bit of a scramble onto the summit rocks.chriswatson24/01/2011
Fabulous rocky outcropswebmaster13/08/2010
Great spot, loads of fun to be had mucking about on the rocks up here. Far more impressive in Dartmoor than I had expected.simocity12/06/2010
Nice walk whilst holidaying in Cornwall. Spectacular views and great scrambling here.Flipperfeet08/06/2010
Local summit. Been countless times. Good climbing, as well as to get to the summit. Favourite tor.Will_Barnes02/04/2010