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Hound Tor

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50°35'48"-03°46'41" show decimal

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Hound Tor
Manaton, Dartmoor

Hound Tor is a popular rock climbing venue on Dartmoor. The area has an air of mystery surrounding it, and is also believed the Tor gave Conan-Doyle the inspiration for The Hound of the Baskervilles!

How to get here:

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Road: A38 - Follow the A38 southwest from Exeter towards Plymouth. When you reach Heathfield, turn right onto the A382 towards Bovey Tracey. Turn left onto the B3387 and follow it to Haytor and then continue on towards Widecombe in the Moor. There is a right turn before the village which leads to Hound Tor. (~20.1 miles, 31m) +

Parking Details

car park

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableThe Tor

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Photograph taken: 5th May 2009 by Scott Frankton

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The Sontaran Experiment (1)
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Filmed: 1 Oct 1974
Harry discovers the Sontaran spacecraft.

 

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The Sontaran Experiment (1)
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Filmed: 1 Oct 1974
Harry dips down as the robot arrives at the spacecraft.

 

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The Sontaran Experiment (2)
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Filmed: 1 Oct 1974
The Galtec crew run from Styre.

The Sontaran Experiment (2)
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Filmed: 1 Oct 1974
Styre knocks the Doctor down as he heads for his spacecraft.

 

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The Sontaran Experiment (2)
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Filmed: 29 Sep 1974
Sarah and Roth are studied by Styre.

The Sontaran Experiment (2)
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Filmed: 29 Sep 1974
The remaining Galtec astronauts are brought before Styre.

The Sontaran Experiment (2)
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Filmed: 29 Sep 1974
The Doctor, Sarah and Harry run for cover.

 

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The Sontaran Experiment (2)
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Filmed: 29 Sep 1974
The Doctor, Sarah and Harry watch as Styre dies.

 

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The Sontaran Experiment (1)
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Filmed: 29 Sep 1974
Harry climbs out of a cave to some cliffs.

The Sontaran Experiment (2)
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Filmed: 29 Sep 1974
The Doctor climbs out of a cave and sees the cliffs.

 

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Photograph taken: 5th May 2009 by Scott Frankton

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The Sontaran Experiment (2)
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Filmed: 29 Sep 1974
Harry hides as Styre walks by.

 

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The Sontaran Experiment (1)
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Filmed: 29 Sep 1974
Harry climbs up the cliff-face.

The Sontaran Experiment (2)
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Filmed: 29 Sep 1974
The Doctor climbs up the cliff-face.

 

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The Sontaran Experiment (2)
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Filmed: 30 Sep 1974
Styre reports back to his Marshal.

 

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The Sontaran Experiment (2)
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Filmed: 1 Oct 1974
The Doctor challenges Styre to a duel.

 

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The Sontaran Experiment (2)
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Filmed: 1 Oct 1974
The Doctor and Styre fight.

 

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The Sontaran Experiment (2)
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Filmed: 29 Sep 1974
Harry makes his way along a cliff edge.

 

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The Sontaran Experiment (2)
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Filmed: 29 Sep 1974
Harry finds a prisoner dying of thirst.

 

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The Sontaran Experiment (2)
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Filmed: 29 Sep 1974
Styre arrives to check on his prisoner.

 

Other nearby locations:

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Headland Warren (The Sontaran Experiment). Road (5.5 miles, 10m) : Turn right out of the car park, then turn left. Follow the road until it meets the B3212, turning left and then follow it along to a car park (just past a turning to the right). Parking car park

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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The Phoenix (The Curse of the Black Spot): 46.83 miles.

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Old Baal Clay Pit (Colony in Space): 46.87 miles.

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Atlantic College (The Vampires of Venice, Cold Blood, The Rebel Flesh, The Almost People): 56.71 miles.

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Aberthaw Beach (Last of the Time Lords, Doctor Who Series 8 Filming): 56.85 miles.

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Aberthaw Power Station (Last of the Time Lords, Sky): 57.03 miles.

Further links about the location:

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Legendary Dartmoor - Hound Tor.

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BBC Devon - 360 degree view of Hound Tor.

Also seen in:

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8 Jan 2012: Sherlock 2.2: The Hounds of Baskerville - On the moors of Dartmoor

Related Stories

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The Sontaran Experiment [29-30 Sep, 1-2 Oct 1974]

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