Lydford Gorge

Important notice -

The gorge walks and tea-room will be closed from Mon 19 to Thu 22 Oct due to planned roadworks. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. To avoid disappointment please book your visit in advance. If you do not book we cannot guarantee admission.

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

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What's on

Please book ahead before visiting 

The waterfall car park, circular walking trail to Whitelady Waterfall, tea-room and toilets at Lydford Gorge are open. We've introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. However, where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking may not always be necessary. We look forward to welcoming you back. Please note: The Devil's Cauldron car park, Devil's Cauldron and full Lydford Gorge walking trails, shop and Devil's Cauldron tea-room remain closed until further notice.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Lydford Gorge (23 Oct - 25 Oct)

Fri 23 Oct 2020
Book your timed entry to visit Lydford Gorge.
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Things to see and do

The Whitelady Waterfall flowing into a pool below

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.

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Eating and shopping

Warming one-pot meal in compostable takeaway container

Feeling peckish?

The waterfall tea-room is open daily, serving a limited range of takeaway hot and cold drinks and some light snacks. We’ve introduced new safety measures including screens at our till and collection points, a reduced seating area, waymarked routes and you're required to wear a face covering in most enclosed spaces, unless exempt. Please bring one with you. We’ll also only be accepting card payment. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

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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.

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