Favourite Devon Walks
  Popular Lustleigh Walks
3 Popular Walks
packhorse bridge Packhorse Bridge
Walk 1 Parke - Lustleigh
 6.8 miles (2h 50)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)
Walk 2 Lustleigh to Packhorse Bridge
 3 miles (1h 20)
 difficulty 3/4 (challenging)
Walk 3  Manaton
 7 miles (2h 50)
 difficulty 4/4 (challenging)

Three dramatic walks on the edge of Dartmoor.

'Leigh' means wood.
'Lust' refers to a name, possibly Leofgiest.


Point of Interest Lustleigh Village
Packhorse bridge
The Cleave, Lustleigh
The Primrose Tea Room
parking  Lustleigh village limited (residential)
Parke (National Trust nr Bovey Tracey)
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.

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

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There are some steep climbs.


Walk 2
Lustleigh to Packhorse Bridge (3 miles)

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
  Manaton (7 miles)
Lustleigh Common
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

If Only They Had GPS

Limited Parking:Knowle Road or village

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!