This is just one of the sections of Houndtor on Dartmoor, Devon, which is a fantastic rock pile that is said by some to have been the inspiration for Conan Doyle’s book ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’. It is an example of one of Dartmoor’s ‘avenue tors’ as it consists of two separate rock masses which lie on a north-westerly alignment. The highest point of the tor is on the south-westerly pile which stands at 1,358ft (414m). The name was first recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as ‘Hundatora’ and is thought to have taken its name from the animal name ‘hound’ as the shape assumed by the blocks on the summit have been weathered into forms resembling the heads of dogs. One may need a little imagination. I will be posting more pictures of Houndtor later on.
Camera used: Nikon Coolpix 3200