Lydford Gorge

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

Lydford Gorge

Things to see and do

Suspension bridge in autumn with golden brown leaves on trees

Soak up the changing autumn colours at Lydford Gorge 

Enjoy a glimpse of golden sunlight through the changing leaves. As the season moves into autumn the gorge takes on hues of yellow, brown and orange.

Family playing pooh sticks on bridge, Lydford Gorge

'50 things to do before you're 11¾' 

For ideas to make the most of your visit to the gorge in any season, find out what '50 things' activities you can do.

Lydford Gorge

What's on

Upcoming events

Halloween Trail

Sat 19 Oct 2019
The rangers have all turned to skeletons! Follow the spooky trail through witch’s wood and work out what jobs the skeleton rangers are doing to win your prize.

Torchlit walk

Wed 23 Oct 2019
The October torchlit walks (18 and 23) are FULLY BOOKED. There are still spaces on the December 14 torchlit walk.

Practical potions

Sat 26 Oct 2019
A magical potions class with a bit of science thrown in, featuring a session on dry ice experiments and a break to toast marshmallows over the fire.

Spooky day

Sun 27 Oct 2019
Get into the spirit of Halloween. Make a pencil broomstick, weave a dream catcher and take home a magic wand. Join in the potions class to brew up some strange concoctions.

Wild Kitchen

Sat 09 Nov 2019
Forage for sloes around the Gorge and concoct some exciting flavour combinations to add to the spirit of your choice (please bring your own). Then feast on a warming venison stew around the open fire.

Pick up a Dartmoor Christmas tree

Sat 30 Nov 2019
As well as choosing the perfect tree there'll be local craft and food producers in the shop and activities to entertain the kids.
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Eating and shopping

Cream teas and walking boots

Lydford Gorge

Our work

Lydford Gorge


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.

The Whitelady Waterfall, Lydford Gorge, Devon

The formation of Whitelady Waterfall 

Whitelady Waterfall is an outstanding sight to behold.