Bowerman's Nose and Hound Tor
In Moretonhampstead's neighbouring parish Manaton, two of the most striking of Dartmoor's famous tors are located - Bowerman's Nose and Hound Tor.
We now know that the granite tors are the dramatic result of millions of years of weathering. The strangely human and animal forms of Bowerman's Nose and Hound Tor led earlier generations to different conclusions, however, and myths and legends about the tors still circulate on the winds of Dartmoor.
According to local legend, Bowerman was a 'bowman' at around the time of the Norman conquest. He was roaming the open moor with his hounds when he ran into the evil huntsman (or, in some versions, a coven of witches), who turned him into Bowerman's Nose; his hound became Hound Tor.