Things To Do

Lustleigh is the ideal holiday location on Dartmoor with many things to do on either a short or long break including:

Located on the South East edge of Dartmoor, Lustleigh is an excellent centre for walks, from short level walks visiting pubs and tea rooms to challenging walks on Dartmoor. The long distance Templer Way passes nearby, which links into the South West Coast Path.

It is possible to cycle out of Lustleigh onto the Moor or along lanes and a cycle way into both Bovey Tracey, Moretonhampstead and beyond.

Pony trekking and more serious riding is available on Dartmoor.

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There are golf courses at Bovey Castle, near Moretonhampstead, Stover, Teign Valley and Bovey Tracey.

There is everything from a Michelin starred restaurant in Gidleigh to village pubs and tea rooms on and around Dartmoor. In Lustleigh there is the excellent Cleave Public House for lunches and evening meals. Primrose Cottage serves teas, cakes and coffee as well as Devon Cream Teas.

There is horse racing at Newton Abbot and Exeter, first class rugby at Exeter Chiefs and village cricket on the beautiful neighbouring field.

You can fish in reservoirs and rivers in the National Park or sea fishing at Torbay or Teignmouth.

It is possible to swim in rivers on Dartmoor. Public swimming pools are at Newton Abbot, Moretonhampstead and Bovey Tacey, whilst at Chagford there is a lido. The nearest beaches are at Teignmouth and Torbay, where there are also water sports and sailing.

Is possible on Dartmoor. Cliff climbing can be done on both the South and North Devon Coasts.

There are National Trust properties nearby including Castle Drogo designed by Lutyens, Saltram House, Cotehele, Coleton Fishacre, Greenway of Agatha Christie fame, nearby Parke with walks and an excellent cafe. On Dartmoor there are Bronze Age hut circles and villages, Iron Age hill forts and ancient Stannary Towns.

There are excellent shops in Exeter and Plymouth, a craft centre in Bovey Tracey and specialist shops in Totnes and Ashburton.

On the May Day Bank Holiday there is a parade through the village passing Little Holme followed by the crowning of the May Queen. On the Late Summer Bank Holiday there is the Fair with all manner of activities. Most weeks there is some event in the village.