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Lustleigh an idyllic gateway to the moors
1 hour walks
Walk 1 (6.8 miles) Walk 2 (3 miles)Walk 3 (7 miles)
Parke to LustleighPackhorse BridgeManaton

Three dramatic walks on the edge of Dartmoor.

Point of Interest

Lustleigh Packhorse bridge

Walk 1 (Parke - Lustleigh 6.8 miles)

This delightful walk takes you into a most unspoilt and dramatic part of Devon following the river Bovey.

Parking in Lustleigh is very limited - there being no official car park. You may find some spaces near the church and along Lower Knowle Road.

We therefore recommend you start at Parke (charges apply) and walk to the picturesque village of Lustleigh.

AParke now belongs to the National Trust covering  250 acres of parkland .Home Farm Cafe opens from 10 am.

BThe route runs parallel to lane following a well defined path.

C Site of Pullabrook Halt on the abandoned railway line to Moretonhampstead.

D An old Packhorse bridge wide enough for one horse with sidebags . Turn right into a public footpath. There follows a steep climb into Lustleigh.

packhorse bridge
Packhorse Bridge

E In Lustleigh you can enjoy refreshments at the Cleave or the Primrose Tea Room before returning.
The route follows a bridle path past the cricket grounds then joins a lane. Turn left towards Brookfield.

F At the junction with postbox turn right into a lane which soon changes into a footpath. Continue through Higham Knowle Wood then onto a lane .Where this lane splits take right fork.

G The old railway bridge.Take footpath into Parke

H A pleasant stroll along the river Bovey

Walk 1 
6.8 miles
3 hrs
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main roads
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altitude range
34- 166 m
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There are some steep climbs.

Walk 2 (3 miles) Lustleigh to Packhorse Bridge.

A very pleasant walk starting from the village and descending to the famous packhorse bridge.

It follows mainly public footpaths or quiet lanes.


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Walk 3 (7 miles)  to Manaton

Lustleigh Common

An invigorating but most enjoyable walk from Lustleigh to Manaton & Hunter's Tor.

parking Lustleigh village or Parke (National Trust nr Bovey Tracey

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walk Parke to Lustleigh

Walk 1 (6.8 miles)Parke to Lustleigh

Lustleigh circular walk

Walk 2 (3 miles) 1hr 40 mins to Packhorse Bridge

Limited Parking:Knowle Road or village

If Only They Had GPS

If only they had a gps in 1894

 Walks near Lustleigh:
 Bovey Tracey
This popular and fairly easy walk follows well maintained footpaths through the beautiful Parke estate,near Bovey Tracey,now belonging to the National Trust.
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.
Moretonhamstead ,gateway to Dartmoor,is an ideal town for walkers to explore the lush edge of the moor
 Dartmoor Walks
Carefully selected walks with easy car access!