Photo of Bowermans Nose, Dartmoor, Devon

Scenic travel photos of England, Scotland, and Wales

by , Photographer / Editor

Featuring our favourite photos from our travels throughout England, Scotland, and Wales. We got up before dawn and stayed out late to photograph the most historic sites and the most stunning scenery in Britain, just for you.

Archived Images

More images: Teesdale, County Durham >>

Bowermans Nose, Dartmoor, Devon

License this image for your own use

Bowermans Nose, Dartmoor, Devon
Dartmoor - Manaton, Devon, England
Photo location map

About the photo:

Bowerman's Nose is a natural rock formation on a low hill overlooking the village of Manaton, on the south east fringe of Dartmoor National Park. The most common reason given for the odd name is that the rock looks like a human face in profile - which is true, but also true is that the term 'nose' is given to rock outcroppings across Dartmoor that do not resemble a nose! Though you can reach the Nose from Manaton, I walked from the parking area at the foot of Hound Tor, just to the south. It may be difficult to get a sense of scale from this photo, but Bowerman's Nose is quite large, though quite how large seems to confuse most guidebook writers. I have seen the height recorded as anything from 15 metres to 45 metres high!

Save this image as Desktop wallpaper for your computer - free!*

Choose from these Common monitor resolutions:
800x600 - 1024x768 - 1600x1200 - 1920x1200

A note for Mac users

RIGHT-CLICK on the image size you want to use, and select 'Save link As ...' (The exact wording may vary according to your browser). Choose a location on your computer to save the image, 'My Pictures' is a good choice in Windows XP. Other operating systems will have a similar folder. Remember where you saved the image! Now right click on your Desktop.

In Windows XP choose Properties > Desktop > Browse and select the image you just downloaded. In current Mac versions just right click on the desktop and select Change Desktop Background ...

Did you miss a daily image? Don't despair, check out our Archived Images. All images are available as free computer desktop wallpaper in a variety of common sizes.

* Free means free for your own personal use. If you like our wallpaper images pass them on to your friends (and tell your friends where you got them!). You may not sell our images or use them for any commercial purposes without obtaining prior licensing approval. C'mon! Be nice!

Monitor resolution, or 'how can I tell what size image I need to use to fit my monitor?'

While we can't give instructions for every operating system, here's how to determine your monitor resolution in Windows XP and Mac OSX.

Windows XP - right click anywhere on your desktop. A menu will pop up. Choose 'Properties' from the menu. A window with several tabs will pop up. Click on the 'Settings' tab. Look at the numbers under the Screen Resolution slider. That's your current setting.

Mac OSX - click on System Preferences, then Displays, then the Display Tab (should be showing by default). Your current resolution will be highlighted.

Images are set to a gamma of 2.2, which is pretty much industry standard for image display and printing. The only trouble is that Mac monitors generally have a gamma set to 1.8 by default, which means that images MAY appear slightly washed out, or show colours not quite as intended. You can reset your monitor's gamma easily on a Mac. Do a simple search for 'reset gamma Mac' on Google. And in case anyone thinks we're putting Mac users second, let me reassure you that we use both Macs and Windows machines at Britain Express!

Image is © David Ross

Attraction search
in
HISTORY CORNER

Name the Historic attraction

Name the mystery historic attraction
See larger image



British History Quiz

This profligate poet and preacher rose to become dean of St Paul's Cathedral



 Clue

This Day in British History

06 December, 1648

Pride's Purge

Colonel Thomas Pride rids the House of Commons of royalist dissidents, freeing the way for the trial of Charles I

Monarch Mayhem

The first 'Windsor' king



 Clue




Buckfastleigh (Hotel)
Furzeleigh Mill Country House

Furzeleigh Mill Country House

Close to the ancient stannary towns of Ashburton and Buckfastleigh and the medieval town of Totnes, midway between Plymouth and Exeter, this charming character 16th Century former corn mill offers the warmth of a homely atmosphere with hotel quality and service in a superb central location, perfectly placed for holidays … more >>

More hotels in Devon >>

Okehampton (Hotel)
Collaven Manor Hotel

Collaven Manor Hotel

Beautiful historic 15th Century manor on the edge of Dartmoor with 4 poster bedrooms, log fires, glorious views & candlelit restaurant. Ideal touring centre yet peacefully located for riding, fishing. more >>

More hotels in Devon >>

Passionate about British Heritage!