Bowerman’s Nose is a distinctive looking rock outcrop on the northern slopes of Hayne Down between Hound Tor and Manaton.
Bowerman was a hunter and he loved hunting the moors with a large pack of dogs. On one occasion he was chasing a hare when he rode past a coven of witches who he mocked. The witches were so angry that they set a trap. One of the witches transformed herself into a hare (another common legend) and lured Bowerman to where all the other witches were hiding. They then cast a spell and turned Bowerman and his hounds to rock. For a full account of the story see here.