Wild kitchen

Forage for wild garlic and other seasonal snacks in the gorge, and then cook up a tasty lunch over the camp fire using your foraged ingredients.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Join the ranger team to get an insight into some of the edible treats that grow in the gorge. Spring time in the gorge means wild garlic, also known as Ransoms, however there are other edible leaves that appear at this time of year as well. Then learn how to use the foraged ingredients to make a tasty lunch cooked over the camp fire.


Event ticket prices
  • All £9.00
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Lydford Gorge


Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.80 £8.90
Child £4.90 £4.40
Family £24.50 £22.20
one adult and up to three children £14.70 £13.30
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.35
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.15

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

Winter prices, of £5 for adults and £2.50 for children over five, operate between Monday 30 October and Friday 3 March 2017.

The basics

Booking details
Call 01822 820320
Children over 11 welcome, accompanied by an adult
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet at the Waterfall entrance, EX20 4BL
What to bring and wear
Wear footwear suitable for walking over rough terrain and clothing suitable for the weather


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
21 April 2018 11:00 - 14:00 Available

Contact Info

Lydford Gorge
Call 01822 820320

Upcoming events

Funny faces trail

Sat 10 Feb 2018
Take a wander around the orchard and keep a look out for funny faces hidden in the trees along the way.

Build a bird box

Sat 10 Feb 2018
Come along to Lydford Gorge to make your own bird box, materials and guidance provided by our ranger team.

Fun with fire

Mon 12 Feb 2018
Learn how to light a fire without matches, and then mix up some tasty dough to cook on a stick over the campfire.

Apple pruning workshop

Sat 17 Feb 2018
Hands on morning in our orchard learning the art of pruning apple trees with the ranger team. Part theory, part practical. Tools provided.

Cadbury Egg Hunt

Fri 30 Mar 2018
It's up to you and your family to help the Easter bunny find his animal friends. You can also help by tracking down all the different kinds of tree in the gorge. To make sure you have loads of fun along the way, follow the map and a delicious...

Wild kitchen

Sat 21 Apr 2018
Forage for wild garlic and other seasonal snacks in the gorge, and then cook up a tasty lunch over the camp fire using your foraged ingredients.