Lydford Gorge

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

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, get your boots on and start those new year’s resolutions to get more active 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

Lydford Gorge

Eating and shopping

Cream teas and walking boots

Lydford Gorge


The Whitelady Waterfall, Lydford Gorge, Devon

The formation of the Whitelady Waterfall 

Whitelady Waterfall is an outstanding sight to behold