Things to see & do

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General walking information

The woodland path at Lydford Gorge 

The woodland path at Lydford Gorge

Lydford Gorge is only accessible on foot. There are several lovely walks for you to enjoy and, depending on what you prefer, we have shorter or longer walks. Always make sure to wear sturdy footwear because most of the paths are steep and slippery. After a couple of days of heavy rain, it might be that certain parts of the gorge are not accessible because of flooding.

Walks to choose from

The gorge is a very moist place, so it can be slippery © John Millar

The gorge is a very moist place, so it can be slippery

Our first walk is the Gorge Walk which goes around the whole gorge and takes about 2 hours. It covers the White Lady Waterfall, Tunnel Falls, the Devil's Cauldron and the woodlands. We also have a White Lady Waterfall walk, a Devil's Cauldron Walk and a West Wood Walk; all of these walks are a bit shorter. Our leaflet which you receive on your visit will show you all these walks on a map.

The weather at Lydford Gorge

Food and drink

Refuel with a sandwich at one of the tea rooms

Why not refuel at one of our tearooms along the gorge walk? We have a tearoom at the main entrance and the Waterfall Tearoom close to the White Lady Waterfall. You can also top up your picnic basket here.

Things to do

Keep your eyes peeled as you walk around, the gorge is teeming with wildlife. Find our woodland sculptures on your walk around the gorge, build a den, have a picnic and have a go in the children's play area.

Events

Den building with the whole family at Lydford Gorge in Devon © John Millar

We run plenty of events for all ages. Discover the myths of Lydford told by our professional story teller, go on a mini-beast safari or new learn skills at a den building workshop.

Events

Den building with the whole family at Lydford Gorge in Devon © Paul Harris

We run plenty of events for all ages. Discover the myths of Lydford told by our professional story teller, go on a mini-beast safari or new learn skills at a den building workshop.

Events

Den building with the whole family at Lydford Gorge in Devon © Paul Harris

We run plenty of events for all ages. Discover the myths of Lydford told by our professional story teller, go on a mini-beast safari or new learn skills at a den building workshop.

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