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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.

Den building

Have a go at building your very own hide-away in the orchard at the gorge.  Let your imagination run wild using trees, sticks and foliage to create your den.

Wild garlic

Wild garlic

The wild garlic is coming into full bloom on the slopes on the gorge.  A carpet of bright white and green can be seen as far as the eye can see. You can smell it too.

Eating and 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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