Lustleigh is a small village on Dartmoor in Devon, nestling in the Wrey Valley, eight miles north west of Newton Abbot. Its deeply thatched pretty granite cottages lie on moorland, surrounded by huge granite boulders. The village, of only approximately 700 inhabitants, is served by the St. John the Baptist Church, dating from around 1250. The only pub, the Cleave Public House, was originally a farmhouse (Gatehouse Farm) but was converted to the Cleave Hotel when the railway arrived in the 1860s. The line closed in 1964.

Lustleigh Cleave, one of Devon’s great romantic views, is a steep bare hillside, falling dramatically to the River Bovey and then across to the crags of Hound Tor on the horizon.

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Alison Avery

I hope that you enjoy browsing the photographs on my website. They demonstrate the rich variety of scenery we have in Britain within a relatively short distance. It has been a great pleasure for me to visit different parts of the country to capture the beauty of our countryside, coast and villages. For as long as I can remember, I have loved taking photographs and drawing and painting pictures of British scenes. I am continually adding more photographs to the website. All photographs are copyright © Alison Avery.

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