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Bowerman's Nose

Bowermans Nose, The Bowerman

An iconic towering granite rock formation on Hayne Down, Bowerman's Nose is best accessed from a small parking area on grass south-west by the gate at the road.

Crossing says of the "weather beaten" outcrop; "This curiously-shaped pile, which the imaginations of former antiquaries turned into a rock idol, is really part of a tor, the other part having gone to ruin and now forming the clatter below it. It consists of five layers of granite, and rises to a height of nearly forty feet."

One of the most photographed and recognisable landmarks on the moor, legend has it that a hunter named Bowerman was turned to stone after an altercation with a witch.

Bowerman's Nose
The map above is not a navigation tool and we recommend that the grid reference shown below is used in conjunction with an Ordnance Survey map and that training in its use with a compass is advised.
Grid Ref:
SX 7409 8046
Height:
390m
Parish:
Manaton
Tor Classification:
Ruined
Access:
Public
Rock Type:
Granite
Credit:
Ordnance Survey
Reference:
Ordnance Survey Maps
William Crossing: Guide to Dartmoor

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