Lydford Gorge

Important notice -

In line with government guidance, Whitelady Waterfall is open for local visitors to access for walks. We ask all visitors to follow guidance on social distancing to keep everyone safe.

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

Lydford Gorge

Things to see and do

Suspension bridge at Whitelady Waterfall

Lydford Gorge Waterfall trail 

Descend into the gorge to find the towering Whitelady Waterfall. Takes around an hour on mostly good paths with some uneven steps.

Sunlight and trees reflecting on the river Lyd, Lydford Gorge

Why Lydford Gorge is special 

Geology, human history and the natural world have all helped shape Lydford Gorge into what it is today.

Lydford Gorge


The remains of the 13th-century Lydford 'castle'

A brief history of Lydford 

Tales of silver, Vikings, harsh punishment and more. Many signs of which can still be seen today around the village.

The Whitelady Waterfall, Lydford Gorge, Devon

The formation of Whitelady Waterfall 

Whitelady Waterfall is an outstanding sight to behold.

Lydford Gorge

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