The Cleave, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

The Cleave, Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Remarkable Lustleigh Cleave

On Dartmoor, a cleave is a wooded valley. The beautiful village Lustleigh is situated below one of the National Park's finest. The Cleave pub is in a stunning location and it's a great hub for a day out in the eastern section of Dartmoor National Park.


Things to do around The Cleave pub

'Holiday in Dartmoor' helps visitors discover things to do and places to visit when exploring Dartmoor National Park. It's not a review site. This listing will help those looking to discover the area around The Cleave pub in addition to the pub's great food and drink.


Lustleigh village

To begin, wander around the village. Pop into Lustleigh St John the Baptist Church to see Datuidoc's Stone.



Next, head up to the broad ridge that runs along the top of Lustleigh Cleave. Take in the views from Harton Chest (Lustleigh Cleave) and Hunter's Tor (Lustleigh Cleave/East Dartmoor).

For a longer walk, loop around to Foxworthy and follow the path that runs through Lustleigh Cleave to the Sharpitor area before wandering back to the village. For a big yomp, complete the Bovey Valley Circular Walk.


River Bovey

If rivers are your thing, experience Horsham Steps and Hisley Bridge in the Bovey Valley.


Outdoor activities

Other outdoor activities in the area include mountain biking and horse riding. 

For gentler bicycle trips, try the Wray Valley Trail from Lustleigh through Parke Estate (National Trust) to Bovey Tracey.


Visitor attractions

House of Marbles and Teign Valley Glass is to the south east. The Miniature Pony Centre is on the outskirts of Moretonhampstead to the north west. Beyond that is Castle Drogo (National Trust) and Teign Gorge (National Trust).


Beautiful reservoirs

You can also walk, or drive, from Lustleigh to the reservoirs Tottiford, Trenchford and Kennick on the other side of the Wray Valley.