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Dartmoor, on the south west tip of Great Britain, is a vast area of gorse and heather, granite rocks and ancient stone rows sometimes known as "the Last Wilderness”...

Location & how to find us...


Midway between Bovey Tracey and Moretonhampstead on the A382 look out for a sign advertising the Cleave Inn (it’s on the side opposite the turning you need to take to the village).
Follow the lane – it weaves and turns to reach the village – once you have driven past the Cleave and the Primrose Tea Rooms you should have the church entrance on your right. You are now at a ‘major’ road junction [with the Dairy/Post Office village store opposite you] - turn left, the road descends down to cross a stream and take the first left into Mill Lane.
Lustleigh Mills will be the first house on the left after approximately 500 yards.

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Lustleigh Village

Rather special, a picturesque place with a long history Lustleigh lies on the eastern fringe of the Dartmoor National Park. Consisting of just less than 1400 hectares of steeply wooded valleys the parish is situated on the River Wrey and its tributaries. The centre of the village is a mile to the west of the Bovey Tracey to Moretonhampstead road, eighteen miles south-west of Exeter.
This charming place has a long history, it was first mentioned in the Domesday Book. Of special note is the 13th-century Parish church, built of local granite, with a huge clock tower sweeping high above the thickly thatched cottages of the village. Opposite the church lies the old village inn which dates from the 15th-century and after a long day's trek, the inn provides a haven for tired but happy walkers!
The sheer beauty of this area attracts many visitors. “…The glory of Lustleigh is its quite unrivalled Cleave, which may well be held the climax of all lovely scenery on the skins of Dartmoor... The sudden apparition of the glen is so startling in its loveliness that even the inhabitants have called it "Heaven's Gate". Slack's Guide to Devon SW, 1925.
This is good walking country and Lustleigh Cleave is particularly attractive. The common land of Lustleigh Cleave is now mostly wooded, except for the exposed Iron Age hill fort at Hunter's Tor. In the wooded areas there is a profusion of rare wildlife to be revealed and appreciated.