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Bowermans Nose, Dartmoor, Devon

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Bowermans Nose, Dartmoor, Devon
Dartmoor - Manaton, Devon, England
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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!

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