This section of the page features an image gallery, so if you're using a screen reader you may wish to jump to the main content.

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.

Whitelady waterfall

The base of the waterfall can be easily reached, with a steep climb on the return.  The 30-metre high cascade drops into the River Lyd below. 

Devil's Cauldron

Water swirling it’s way through the cauldron

Descend down the steps and out over the water; the dark dripping rocks all around you with the water bubbling beneath your feet. 

Carpets of wild garlic

Wild garlic grows through the woodland in the gorge

In late spring the wild garlic is in full bloom creating a white and green patchwork on the slopes of the gorge.  The smell of garlic is hard to miss.

Facebook

Let us know what you think about Lydford Gorge and keep up to date with the latest news.

Follow us on Twitter

Check the weather

Share