Lydford Gorge

Important notice -

During periods of high wind and rainfall trees may drop branches or fall over making it hazardous to walk in the gorge. Please check the weather before you travel.

The deepest river gorge in the South West, with 30m high waterfall

Lydford Gorge

Things to see and do

Using a fire steel to make sparks at Lydford Gorge

February half-term fun at Lydford Gorge 

There are activities to keep families entertained over the February half term, including fun with sticks, fire and hand tools.

Visitors taking photos in the Devil's Cauldron, Lydford Gorge

Planning a summer visit to Lydford Gorge? 

What you’ll find at Lydford Gorge if you visit between March and October.

Lydford Gorge

What's on

Upcoming events

'50 things' stick trail

Sat 15 Feb 2020
Look out for the stick activity stations on a walk to Whitelady Waterfall.

Build a bird box

Sat 15 Feb 2020
Come along to Lydford Gorge to make your own bird box - materials and guidance provided by the ranger team.

Fun with fire

Tue 18 Feb 2020
Learn how to light a fire without matches, and then mix up some tasty dough to cook on a stick over the campfire.

Bug home making

Fri 21 Feb 2020
Construct a home for all sorts of beneficial insects to improve your garden or window box.

Apple pruning

Sat 22 Feb 2020
Join the rangers in the orchard to learn about pruning apple trees.

Cadbury Easter egg hunt

Sat 28 Mar 2020
The gorge is alive with the music of nature this Easter.
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Eating and shopping

Lydford Gorge

Our work

Lydford Gorge ranger Demelza with chainsaw ready to cut up fallen tree

A day in the life of a Lydford Gorge ranger 

Lydford Gorge is the deepest river gorge in the South West and the habitats it contains are almost as diverse as the skills needed to look after it.

Holnicote Ranger holding a sleeping dormouse

New homes for dormice at the gorge 

There have been blue tits and wood mice making use of the new dormouse nest boxes, and a dormouse sighting - but not in a box.

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The Whitelady Waterfall, Lydford Gorge, Devon

The formation of Whitelady Waterfall 

Whitelady Waterfall is an outstanding sight to behold.