Lydford Gorge

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

More about this place

Lydford Gorge

Things to see and do

River in winter with snow covered wooded banks

A winter walk to blow away the cobwebs 

Wrap up warm to escape the hustle and bustle of Christmas with a bracing walk to Whitelady waterfall.

A robin in the snow

Things to see and do this winter at Lydford Gorge 

There's plenty to see and do at Lydford Gorge, from walks and wildlife to tasty treats.

Walking along the river path through Lydford Gorge

Planning a summer visit? 

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

Lydford Gorge

Our work

Holnicote Ranger holding a sleeping dormouse

New homes for dormice at the gorge 

Thanks to Made-Well, a community interest company based in Hatherleigh, the gorge will soon have 50 shiny new dormouse nest boxes in place ready for new occupants.

Lydford gorge rangers working on Devil's Cauldron platform

Winter is here and the rangers are just getting busier 

With over 100,000 feet negotiating the gorge this year the rangers now have their work cut out getting everything ready to fully re-open in March.

Lydford Gorge

What's on

Upcoming events

Funny faces trail

Sat 10 Feb 2018
11:00-15:00
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
13:00-15:00
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
12:00-15:00
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
11:00-13:00
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
10:00-16:30
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
11:00-14:00
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.
Lydford Gorge

Eating and shopping

Cream teas and walking boots

Lydford Gorge

History

The Whitelady Waterfall, Lydford Gorge, Devon

The formation of the Whitelady Waterfall 

Whitelady Waterfall is an outstanding sight to behold