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The deepest gorge in the South West, with spectacular 30m waterfall

The gorge is an amazing place to visit at any time of the year. The wildlife, river, plants and trees provide a stunning show each and every day.

Dippers and wagtails can be seen flying low over the river, while woodland birds can be spotted darting about in the trees.

Bluebells and wild garlic provide a heady scent and patchwork quilt of green, white and blue in May. Throughout the spring and summer other wildflowers add to the array of colours from pink purslane to the yellows of primroses and buttercups. The trees provide a spectrum of colour from the bright greens of the spring to the rich reds, oranges and yellows of autumn.

50 things

There are plenty of opportunities to tick off some of the 50 things to do before you're 11¾ at Lydford Gorge this autumn. Play conkers or pick blackberries growing in the wild.

Autumn colour

Fungi on tree at Lydford Gorge

The autumn brings mystical misty mornings and a patchwork of rich reds, oranges and yellows to the woodland. Trees are laden with berries and fungi starts to flourish in the gorge.

Eating & shopping

Time to stop for a quick snack

Our tea-rooms serve delicious food using local suppliers, from yummy cakes to cauldrons of soup. 

If you enjoy the outdoors, pop into the shop to see our range of outdoor clothing, boots and bags.


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