Hound Tor. It is frequently stated as one of the principal inspirations for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle while he was writing The Hound of the Baskervilles, tying with local legends of spectral packs of dogs, and even a great black hound. The name for the formation comes from the myth of a huntsman named Bowerman, who enraged a witch. Seeking revenge upon him she appeared as a hare, and when he gave chase with his hunting dogs transformed him into a pile of standing rocks known as Bowerman's Nose. His pack of hounds, in closer pursuit of the witch, were also turned to stone against the hillside - becoming Hound Tor.
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