Butterflies and more summer trail

Can you discover which butterflies, moths, dragonflies and damselflies live at Lydford Gorge? Follow the trail around the orchard and you might even spot some creatures that are larger than life.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Pick up a free spotter sheet from visitor welcome to complete the trail. You could also take a hike through the gorge to see what butterflies and other insects you can spot. Running daily, between 10am and 4pm, until Sunday 11 September.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Lydford Gorge

Prices

Walking trails
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.80 £8.00
Child £4.40 £4.00
Family £22.00 £20.00
Family, one adult £13.20 £12.00

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Free entry for National Trust members

The basics

Suitability
Children welcome, they must be supervised at all times.
What to bring and wear
The event is outside so please wear clothing suitable for the weather, walking boots are recommended for walking in the gorge.
Accessibility
Please note the orchard has uneven ground and some steep slopes.
Other
Dogs are welcome, but please keep on a short lead at all times.

Contact Info

Name
Lydford Gorge
Email
lydfordgorge@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01822 820320

Upcoming events

Butterflies and more summer trail

Tue 16 Aug 2022
10:00-16:00
Can you discover which butterflies, moths, dragonflies and damselflies live at Lydford Gorge? Follow the trail around the orchard and you might even spot some creatures that are larger than life.

Heritage Open Day

Sat 10 Sep 2022
10:00-16:30
Come for a walk at the gorge for free once more as part of the Heritage Open Day Scheme. Free entry.