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Manaton & Lustleigh a most invorogating nature walk
1 hour walks
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Point of Interest

Lustleigh Cleave ,Dartmoor ponies,house with grass roofs

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

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.'

Pub at Water :The Kestor Inn

Pub at Lustleigh:The Cleave

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length:
7 miles
time:
4 hr 15 mins
terrain:
tracks bridle,paths
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altitude range
87 - 320 m
quality of track
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Manaton Church

There is one steep climb.

 

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 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!
  
 Moretonhampstead
Moretonhamstead ,gateway to Dartmoor,is an ideal town for walkers to explore the lush edge of the moor.