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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.


There are spooky goings on at the gorge during half term. Our spooky trail runs all week.  Dress in Hallowe'en costume for our Spooky day on 31 October. 

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.

Christmas shopping

Enjoy shopping for loved ones this Christmas at the gorge.  There are tasty Christmas treats,  cards and decorations and gifts for all the family.. Join us for our winter craft fair on 30 November.


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