Walk de138 Hound Tor (Bonehill Down) and Bowerman's Nose from Swallerton Gate

Lovely moorland walk to a famous feature


Route outline for walk de138:

Swallerton Gate  -  Hound Tor (Bonehill Down)  -  Hundaford Village  -  Greator Rocks  -  Becka Brook  -  Leighton Farm  -  Beckaford Bridge  -  New Bridge  -  Water  -  Hayne Cross  -  Hayne Down  -  Bowerman's Nose  -  Swine Down  -  Jay's Grave  -  Moorhayes Farm  -  Swallerton Gate



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

Legend has it that the shape of Bowerman's Nose is due to an archer (or bowman) who, while out hunting with his dogs, discovered a coven of witches. They turned him and his hounds to stone.

Kitty Jay was the daughter of a tenant farmer who was seduced by landowner's son. When he refused to marry her she hanged herself. The spirits of suicides were feared by local folk so Kitty was buried without ceremony in the hope that her spirit would not wander and plague the neighbourhood. The fresh flowers that always seems to be on the grave are said to be placed by a ghostly hand.

The snack van that is often to be found at Swallerton Gate is called 'Hound of the Basket Meals'


Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

hewitt
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English
Mountains
Wainwright
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Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
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English
Nuttalls
Dewey
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English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
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Wainwright
Outlying Fells
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Marilyns
Bridget
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Bridget

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Hound Tor (Bonehill Down) at 414m (1358ft). Hound Tor (Bonehill Down) is known as an English Bridget.


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1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL28 Dartmoor


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

191 Okehampton & North Dartmoor


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Walk de138 Hound Tor (Bonehill Down) and Bowerman's Nose from Swallerton Gate - Me and the children at the top of Hound Tor

Me and the children at the top of Hound Tor

Photo: Trina Foley (1)


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