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Name:Hookney Tor
Hill number:7780
Height:497m / 1631ft
Parent (Ma):2877  High Willhays
RHB Section:40: Cornwall & Devon
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Dartmoor
County/UA:Devon (CoU)
Catchment:Dart, Teign
Class:Sub490-499m hill
(s4)
Grid ref:SX 69906 81317
Summit feature:rock slab
Drop:24m
Col:473m  SX704811  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 191
(1:25k) OL28N
Observations:tor at SX 69865 81292 is 15cm lower; summit may be a tumulus which if correct then the tor would be the natural summit
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 44 users)ByDate of Ascent
On my 100 tors in 25 hours. After Shapley Tor then decided to juggle the plan and go direct to King Tor and miss out the detour and climb to indistinct boulders making up Hameldown Tor which I had receeded a few days ago. Nice long grassy jog followed down to Natsworthwy Manor.Chris Pearson22/07/2018
Fun scrambling on the Tor with Flook the hound, with L filming his prowess. For an unusual night out it would be possible to sleep / bivi inside one of the stone circle houses at Grimspound, on a raised area where it is believed our Bronze Age anscetors slept 3000 years ago.Chris Pearson17/07/2018
Short round of 4 Dartmoor tors. From Birch Tor, on the Hameldown.jonglew22/06/2018
Parked at roadside near brow of hill and went up Hookney Tor, across to Hameldown then straight doen and across the road and up Challacombe Down and completed the round with Birch Tor. Paths nearly all the way.clivevilla14/11/2017
With Richie. Parked to NW from where it was a short walk. Then on to the Bronze Age settlement of Grimspound for lunch and up on to Hameldown. Clear weather but strong wind and showers.Herbert Anchovy12/11/2017
outcropping granite slab on lovely sunny day. ripe bilberries, en route to Hameldown from Birch Tor.Denise 13/08/2017
Path from Birch Tor, granite slab breaking through grass/billberry/heather. Tor to SW slightly lower.RichardM13/08/2017
Came over from Birch Tor. Visited Shapley Tor (487m)on the way -one of Terry Bound's A to Z of Dartmoor Tors ( ISBN 0 946651 43 4)Dangerous Dave12/06/2017
Chagford Challenge 21 milesbenwloudon09/10/2016
6 hour walk on a gloriously hot summer's day out along the Two Moors Way with Lesley and Flook the energetic German Pointer dog from our pet sitting cottage at Chagford. Flook bounded around in loops but obediently came back and never bothered sheep,cows or a foal which came close to sniff him proving so far to be the perfect hill dog ,although time will tell? He did give us one shock by bounding off the summit tor down its steep face with ease.Chris Pearson06/08/2016
13/14 of long but satisfying hill bagging day (Hay Tor/Rippen Tor/Top Tor/Chinkwell Tor/Hound Tor/Heatree Down/Easdon Tor/Black Hill/Mardon Down/Birch Tor/Challacombe Down/Hamel Down/Hookney Tor/Cornden TorFergalh13/06/2015
Ample parking at Firth Bridge from where a good track leads up to the summit col. At the top turn north up another clearly defined track.moorsman21/08/2014
My second Hill of the day and the first that the Two moors way actually goes over. I started the day at Drewesteignton so it was a long walk and therefore I didnt deviate from the trail until I got to Birch Tor. I clambered all over the summit area. The weather was changeable with dark clouds gathering and brief spotlights of sunshine. Such an evocative view with Grimspound lying in the col that separates it from Hameldown. I could spend hours just climbing up and over the rocky tors here. I am sure I will be back again!Dazingdale25/03/2014
Parked to NW. Over and down to the col where there is an excellent late Bronze Age settlement - Grimspound - then on to 3653. Fine walk.destaylor28/11/2013
With CP JO and LPgarth8723/11/2013
Bagged this one after Hameldown Tor. Pleasant days walking just the odd spot of rain on the way back.derlan08/09/2013
Bagged on a gorgeous sunny day. Went caching in Bovey Tracey first to try and find BTT2 but no joy. Took a wrong turn and ended up at Broad Barrow before turning back and taking in Hameldown Tor, Hookney Tor and King Tor.Stephenfarmer30/06/2013
In the snow with DanielPK110/03/2013
8 mile circular from widecombe in the Moor bagging Hookney Tor and Hameldown.DanTrig21/07/2012
With Jo, circular walk from Bennett’s Cross: paths to Challacombe Medieval Village, Two Moors Way, Hameldown Beacon, Top, Cross and Tor, King Tor, Hookney Tor, Shapley Tor, Birch Tor. Weather; generally overcast, cool wind, very good visibility.amblerbob16/05/2012
CUHWC Dartmoor Trip. A second long day. Again, really fantastic. For description of route, see, for example, Hamel Down.AGWilliamson12/02/2012
A long walk from Bellever, taking in Hameldon, Hockney Tor, Challacombe Down, Birch Tor, Merripit Hill, Assycombe Hill and White Ridge.Jake99401/08/2006
Tor baggingPK101/05/2006
On way to Broad Barrow. Very windy.Aye Jimmy04/04/1994
While visiting Grimspound on way to Cornwall DSFred Windsor01/07/1991
On Two Moors Way.arranc09/03/1985
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