Things To Do near Lustleigh St John the Baptist Church

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Manaton Rocks Walk, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Manaton Rocks Walk, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Start at the car park near Manaton St Winifred Church and go through the churchyard. Follow the fenced path to the right up the hill. Clamber up the rocks for 360 views of Bowerman's Nose (very small from this distance on the side of Hayne Down), North Bovey and Hunter's Tor (Lustleigh Cleave/East D...

Haytor Down, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Haytor Down, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

This is probably the most popular area of moorland in Dartmoor National Park. In high Summer, or after a good dumping of snow in Winter, its many car parking areas are rammed full with vehicles. Its popularity is partly owing to its location on the eastern side of Dartmoor near the large towns of So...

Bearacleave Wood (National Trust), Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Bearacleave Wood (National Trust), Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

Wray Brook flows through the Wray Valley, roughly speaking, between Moretonhampstead and Lustleigh. The valley is lined with steep-sided wooded valley walls. On the north side of the Wray Valley, these woods push past the Lustleigh area down to Bovey Tracey. The colours are extraordinary in Autumn....

Bearacleave Wood, Shaptor Wood and Shaptor Rock Circular Walk, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Bearacleave Wood, Shaptor Wood and Shaptor Rock Circular Walk, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

This is a beautiful woodland walk on the eastern border of Dartmoor National Park near the gateway town Bovey Tracey. It starts at the edge of the National Trust's Bearacleave Wood and climbs through Shaptor Wood to the viewpoint on top of Shaptor Rock before crossing farmland back to where you star...

Bovey Tracey Heritage Centre, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Bovey Tracey Heritage Centre, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

The Moretonhampstead & South Devon Railway ran from Moretonhampstead through Lustleigh and Bovey Tracey to Newton Abbot. Opened in 1866, the line was closed to passengers in 1959. The stretch between Moretonhampstead and Bovey Tracey is being turned into a multi-use trail called the Wray Valley Trai...

Templer Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Templer Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Haytor Rocks is, arguably, Dartmoor National Park's most famous tor. The rocks rise from Haytor Down which is peppered with disused quarries and crossed by an old tramway on which granite was transported from the moors down to Stover Canal and then to the coast at Teignmouth from where the rock was...

Smallacombe Rocks, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Smallacombe Rocks, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Haytor Rocks is arguably Dartmoor's most famous and visited tor. It's located on Haytor Down which is home to a large number of other rocky outcrops. Saddle Tor is close to the B3387 and its car parking areas and always seems to have people wandering over and around it. Holwell Tor is frequently vis...

The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The Devon Guild of Craftsmen is a local community dedicated to craft and design. Founded in 1955, The Devon Guild of Craftsmen now has over 200 members who exhibit and sell their work at the Riverside Mill in Bovey Tracey. Visit the galleries, buy work in the craft shop and relax in the cafe. T...

The Rock Inn, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

The Rock Inn, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Haytor Rocks beauty spot Haytor Rocks is Dartmoor's most popular tor. It's also the National Park's most popular beauty spot. Situated on the east flank of the moor, Haytor Rocks overlooks stunning South Devon countryside and coast. The Rock Inn is located in the village below this famous to...

Blackingstone Rock, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Blackingstone Rock, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Visit for the remarkable views. Located near Moretonhampstead in the north east section of Dartmoor, Blackingstone Rock offers quite exceptional views of the National Park's high moor. It's the sheer size and sweep of the views that mark them out. From Haytor Rocks to Hound Tor (East Dartmoo...

Hayne Down, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Hayne Down, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Hayne Down is one of a number of small islands of moorland towards the east of the National Park just off the main mass of Dartmoor's high ground. Home to the famous and much photographed Dartmoor landmark Bowerman's Nose, Hayne Down is near Manaton and the Kestor Inn and provides exquisite...

Bovey Tracey Parish Church of SS Peter, Paul & Thomas of Canterbury, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park

Bovey Tracey Parish Church of SS Peter, Paul & Thomas of Canterbury, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

On 29th December 1170, Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral. According to the guide to 'Bovey Tracey Parish Church', there is 'a dramatic link with our small town and its Parish Church through one of the perpetrators of that dreadful crime, Sir William de Tracy. The suggesti...

Bowerman's Nose, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park

Bowerman's Nose, Manaton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

On the western side of Hayne Down, near the moorland village Manaton, is a tall stack of granite called Bowerman's Nose. When viewed from various angles, the stack of granite takes on the form of a human being with a big nose. Local legend suggests that Bowerman was a Norman hunter who was turned in...

Hennock St Mary's Church, Hennock, Dartmoor National Park

Hennock St Mary's Church, Hennock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Most of the church we see today dates from the middle of the 15th century. The tower dates from around 1250 and the stone building most probably replaced a Saxon church. The church is known for the paintings on its rood screen. Though restored during the twentieth century, these date back to the...

Haytor National Park Visitor Centre, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park

Haytor National Park Visitor Centre, Haytor Vale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

At present, Dartmoor has three National Park Visitor Centres. The largest and most impressive is up in Princetown. Next is Postbridge National Park Visitor Centre with its special display relating to Dartmoor's rich prehistory. The smallest is at the foot of the hill that rises to Haytor Rock...