Lustleigh is undoubtedly one of the very best places to base yourself if you are looking for a walking holiday on, or around Dartmoor.
Whether your idea of a 'good walk' is 20+ miles or no more than 20 minutes Mill Barn can meet your needs. Without recourse to the car you have access to one of the most favoured corners of the National Park. Regardless of the time of year there is always wonderful variety with riverside, woodland and moorland walks; indeed some of the best walks combine all three!
One of the great attractions of Mill Barn is its proximity to the stunning Lustleigh Cleave, this steep sided valley (actually part of the Sticklepath faultline) creates the most wonderful environment for varied walks and exploration.
This page gives you a taster of some of the various walks you could take from the front door of Mill Barn during a stay. They are just our favourite choices for walkers of medium fitness but if you were looking for more of an amble or something more challenging we would be more than happy to provide recommendations when you come to stay.
Guests staying at Mill Barn will have access to laminated 1:25,000 OS Map of Dartmoor National Park so you can plan your own adventures.
Introduction to Lustleigh
Duration: 40 minutes at a gentle pace
It's 3pm and you've just arrived at Mill Barn. You've driven through the village but you'd like to get your bearings and stretch your legs before dinner. Here's a great starting walk for almost any ability and gives you a tour of the prettiest parts of the village including the thatched cottages in Wrayland, the cricket pitch, the village centre with church, pub, tearooms and shop, the village orchard and some of the surrounding meadows.
Hisley Bridge and River Bovey
Duration: 1hmins at steady pace/1hr 30mins at a gentle pace
Heaven's Gate to Clam Bridge and River Bovey Walk
Duration: 2hrs at steady pace (uneven under foot in places)
Hammerslake - Hunters Tor - Peck Farm - Foxworthy - Horsham - Water - Clam Bridge
Duration: 4hrs at a steady pace of 5hrs with lunch in the pub!