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Best Bowermans Nose Walks

Bowermans Nose
1 hour walks
Select Your WalkWalk 1 (1.9 miles) Walk 2 (4.4 miles) 
 Bowermans NoseHound Tor & Bowermans Nose 

Bowermans nose was once thought to be idolised by ancient tribes.

Legend has it that Bowerman, a huntsman, and his hounds were turned to stone by witches as a punishment for disturbing their peace.

The scenery is both breathtaking and magical !

Point of InterestBowerman's Nose
Hound Tor
parkingSmall Car Park
  • Take A382 from A38 then continue past Bovey Tracey then follow B3387 for Widecombe on the Moor. Past Haytor then turn right towards Hound Tor
  • SAT NAV postcode TQ13 9XQ
parking Please note :Car Park can be full during the weekend!

Walk 1 Bowerman's Nose (2 miles)


Bowermans Nose
Bowermans Nose
starting PointStart : Car Park SX740792

A short and pleasant walk to explore the dramatic landscape around Bowerman's Nose, a stack of weathered granite.

There is an option to visit the famous Kitty Jay's Grave following the yellow route - this adds an extra mile to the total journey.

In the 19th century, Kitty Jay , a young pregnant girl expelled from the community, was buried where she hung herself. Legend has it that bunches of flowers mysteriously appear on her grave.

The Walk

A From the small car park turn right onto a lane then at the next junction turn right and continue along the lane for half a mile then turn right onto a public bridleway.

B Continue along this path climbing steadily towards some rocks.

C Here turn left and head North West towards Bowermans Nose - there is no obvious path.

The 'nose' is on the west side of the tor.

In the distance looking west you can often see paragliders lifting off near Chinkwell Tor.

D Return the way you came back to the lane or take a shorter route - see map.

E To visit the famous Kitty Jay's Grave cross lane and continue on bridleway following the yellow route.

Kitty Jays Grave


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Map of Bowerman's Nose Walk 1

Walk 1


 Walks near Bowermans nose
 Emsworthy Mire
Two easy walks through this stunning nature reserve known for its magnificent display of bluebells
Enjoy one of the most scenic walks on Dartmoor!
Two walks from Uncle Tom Cobley's village with extensive views exploring Tors , gift and tea shops and perhaps a pub!
There is much more to Haytor than a steep climb to the Tor and back again! Two very popular and fairly easy walks in search of a lost village.

Walk 2 Hound Tor & Bowermans Nose (4.4 miles)


View from Bowermans Nose

This delightful and varied walk follows public footpaths and bridleways ; apart from one steep climb it is not too strenuous and most of the paths are clearly defined - some between small rocks.

From the Car Park cross lane and and follow a footpath towards Hounds Tor.

From here you descend to the site of a medieval village.called Hundaford. You can still see the outline of various buildings and their rooms.

It continues through a typical Dartmoor wood & after Leighon, a very picturesque hamlet, crosses a park like landscape to Southcott.

The route returns via a bridlepath to the dramatic site of Bowerman's nose.

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profile of walk 2

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Map of Bowerman's Nose Walk 2

Map of Walk 2