Lustleigh Cleave to Hunter's Tor Circular Walk, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Lustleigh Cleave to Hunter's Tor Circular Walk, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Along with the Teign Gorge Circular Walk and Dart Gorge Circular Walk, this is one of the finest walks in Dartmoor's many wooded valleys, cleaves and gorges. The views from the ridgeline of this walk over the eastern section of Dartmoor National Park are spectacular.

Park in the lay-by at Hammerslake if there is space (the spot where we've located the marker on the Google map provided) or else in Lustleigh itself.

Follow the path up past spectacular rocky outcrops and a cave to the ridgeline where the woods thin out and views appear on your left. If you don't suffer from vertigo it's well worth clambering onto the rounded rocks of Harton Chest for bird's eye views of Lustleigh Cleave. Head onwards to Hunter's Tor (Lustleigh Cleave/East Dartmoor) for 360 degree views of Hound Tor (East Dartmoor) and Haytor Rocks, North Bovey and Teignmouth.

There's a faint, unmarked path down to the River Bovey back near where the woodland ended. Turn left when you hit the main path to loop round under Sharpitor and back to Hammerslake (signposted).