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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.

Pooh sticks, dens and bugs

Collect your sticks and twigs and get busy making a brilliant den

Over the summer holidays there are lots of 50 things to do before you're 11¾ activities to tick off - from pooh sticks at the waterfall bridge to den building in the orchard. 

Summer wildlife highlights

Summer is a great time to visit the gorge as it takes on a relaxing and peaceful feel.  On hot sunny days the gorge provides a shady retreat and on wet days the river gets more exciting.

Bird watching at the gorge

How many different species can you spot?

The bird hide sits at the end of the old GWR railway line, a ten minute walk from the waterfall car park, and is a great place to see the woodland birds that live and visit the gorge.  

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