Lydford Gorge

Important notice -

The gorge walks will be shut Saturday 15 December due to forecast high winds and the danger of falling trees. The shop and tea-room will be open as usual.

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

Lydford Gorge

Things to see and do

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 to Lydford Gorge? 

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

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What's on

Upcoming events

Sensory explorer trail

Sat 16 Feb 2019
Are you up for exploring both Finch Foundry and Lydford Gorge with all five senses?

Build a bird box

Sat 16 Feb 2019
Come along to Lydford Gorge to make your own bird box, materials and guidance provided by our ranger team.

Fun with fire

Mon 18 Feb 2019
Learn how to light a fire without matches, and then mix up some tasty dough to cook on a stick over the campfire.

Bug home making

Fri 22 Feb 2019
Construct a home for all sorts of creepy crawlies and tick off one of the 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾.

Apple pruning workshop

Sat 23 Feb 2019
Join the rangers in the orchard to learn about pruning apple trees.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Sat 06 Apr 2019
How do wild animals make their homes? What are they like to live in? Find out by following the trail through the orchard. Also keep your eyes peeled for clues that Bunny has been visiting his friends on a walk around the gorge, a chocolatey treat...
Using a fire steel to make sparks

Feb half-term fun at Lydford Gorge 

There are lots of activities to keep families entertained over the February half-term, and a chance to stretch legs and enjoy views out over the gorge.

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Eating and shopping

Cream teas and walking boots

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Our work

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The Whitelady Waterfall, Lydford Gorge, Devon

The formation of the Whitelady Waterfall 

Whitelady Waterfall is an outstanding sight to behold