Lustleigh is an idyllic village nestled in the Wrey Valley on Dartmoor, seated between Bovey Tracey and Moretonhampstead.
Lustleigh offers scenic and beautiful places to visit like the large geological feature from which the village pub derives its name: the Lustleigh Cleave. Paths criss-cross the Cleave (which is mostly common land) and surrounding fields, meadows and woods. Walkers may enjoy the views to the moor from the ridge or the lazy bubble of the River Bovey as it flows along the wooded valley bottom. Wildlife to be seen includes deer, rare butterflies and the pretty river bird, the dipper. In early June, the slopes are covered in masses of bluebells and foxgloves. Lustleigh's surrounding countryside offers numerous walks of varying difficulty, many of which include this stunning landmark.
Lustleigh possesses many noteworthy landmarks of natural and man-made origin alike. The village has three places of worship, all unique in history and architecture; Lustleigh also offers natural beauty in the form of its surrounding Pullabrook woods and monuments such as the ancient Bishop's Stone and the Kelly Mine, which occassionally opens for tours for the public.
The village hosts the annual Lustleigh Village Show, an event that seeks to offer something for the whole family with jazz musicians, magicians and stalls with local goods alike. The majority of Lustleigh village are involved in this show - one of the largest in Devon - and it is an unmissable community event that offers some of the best local food, drink and entertainment as well as something for the local athletes, with a 10k run finishing in Lustleigh.
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