Manaton Walks most invigorating woodland walks
1 hour walks

Two most scenic walks on Dartmoor.

Point of InterestLustleigh Cleave
Dartmoor ponies
House with grass roofs
Water :The Kestor Inn
Lustleigh:The Cleave
parking Manaton Church

Walk 1 Lustleigh (7 miles)

manaton

This long but most rewarding walk includes some strenuous climbs and steep descents but the scenery is most varied and truly spectacular.

Difficulty:

You can either start from Manaton at the carpark near the church (£1. donation) or (free) from Lustleigh,where parking near the church can be limited.

Ignore the diversion to Water if you do not want to visit the Kestor Inn.

The walk passes Hunter's Tor and the remains of an Iron Age hillfort where recently Roman coins were found.

The following was taken from Black's Guide 'A very Devonshire lane [ from Lustleigh ] leads
up through a farm to the wild glen,above which the ridge bristles with crags,boulders,and rocky pile Two logan-stones here are known as the Nutcrackers,by which a path runs on to Horsham Steps,where the stream almost vanishes among masses of granite.'

terrain:
tracks bridlepaths
lanes
main roads
0 %
2%
altitude range
87 - 320 m
quality of track
***

 

 Walks near Manaton:
 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.
 
 Lustleigh
Delightful walks from a very picturesque village into a most unspoilt and dramatic part of Devon
  
 Haytor
An invigorating but most enjoyable walk from Lustleigh to Manaton & Hunter's Tor following mainly public footpaths.
  
 Dartmoor Walks
Carefully selected walks with easy car access!
  
 Bowermans Nose
Enjoy spectacular views from this magical place where a hunter with his pack of hounds (Hound Tor) were turned to stone!
  

Walk 2 Bovey Valley (3.8 miles)

spectacular views

Difficulty:

An ideal woodland & pub walk offering spectacular views and a chance to visit Becky Falls - entrance fees apply,see website.

It follows part of the Dartmoor Way and takes in the Kestor at Water,a cosy & friendly pub serving good hearty food. There is a short but at times busy stretch along a lane to the pub.

After heavy rain some stretches can become wet and uneven.

The walk includes a steady climb and descent.

parking Manaton Church (donations apply)