GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Hound Tor

5 miles (8.5 km)

Hound Tor is considered one of the best view points in the Dartmoor National Park. It's a lovely walk to the 414m (1,358ft) summit with the landscape thought to have inspired 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'.
The walk starts from the Haytor Vale visitor centre where parking is available. You then head to Haytor Rocks which is one of the most popular natural beauty spots in Dartmoor National Park. From here there are excellent views of the coastline, theTeign Estuaryand across Dartmoor. The route then picks up the Haytor Granite Tramway to take you to Holwell Tor and then onto Hound Tor, crossing the pretty Beck Brook on the way. Near the summit you will pass the fascinating remains of adeserted medieval village. It includes several buildings dating from the 13th century including longhouses, smaller houses and barns.
From the summit of Hound Tor you descend to Smallacombe Rocks and cross Haytor Down before returning to Haytor Vale.

Hound Tor Postcode

TQ13 9XT
N.B Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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