Lydford Gorge

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

Play park in the orchard

Summer walks and picnics at the gorge 

Enhance a beautiful summer walk with a picnic in one of our favourite spots.

New suspension bridge at Whitelady waterfall

Skim a stone, play pooh sticks and more 

Lydford Gorge is a great place to tick off lots of '50 things' activities.

Woman walking dogs across footbridge

Keeping you and your dog safe at the gorge 

Dogs are very welcome at Lydford Gorge. We do ask that they are kept on a lead at all times.

Summer doesn't have to be sunny to be beautiful at the gorge

Things to see and do at Lydford Gorge 

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

Lydford Gorge


The Whitelady Waterfall, Lydford Gorge, Devon

The formation of the Whitelady Waterfall 

Whitelady Waterfall is an outstanding sight to behold

Lydford Gorge

What's on

Den building in the orchard

11 things to do this summer 

There are lots of wild things going on this summer at Lydford Gorge.

Upcoming events

Wild sculpture scavenger hunt

Sat 19 Aug 2017
When you visit the gorge over the summer holidays see how many wild sculptures you can spot on your walk.

Bug homes

Tue 22 Aug 2017
Build a bug home for all sorts of creepy crawlies and tick off one of the 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾.

Bush craft activities in the orchard

Thu 24 Aug 2017
Dens, fire, wood work, cordage and bows.

Wellies and wetsuits litter pick

Sat 26 Aug 2017
Get kitted out in wellies, or swimming gear if you're feeling brave, and help us clear up litter in the river Lyd.

Heritage open day

Sat 09 Sep 2017
Come for a walk at the gorge for free once more as part of the Heritage Open Day Scheme. Free entry.

Apple day

Sat 07 Oct 2017
Come along to help us press the apples from the orchard, your efforts will be rewarded with a taste of the juice. Enter the longest peel competition, no prizes just glory, and learn about how to turn juice into cider.
Lydford Gorge

Eating and shopping

Cream teas and walking boots