Lydford Gorge

Important notice -

During periods of high wind and rainfall, trees may drop branches or fall over, making it hazardous to walk in the gorge. Please check the weather before you travel.

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

Lydford Gorge

Things to see and do

Lydford Gorge bridge and Whitelady Waterfall in winter

Walking at Lydford Gorge 

Discover ancient woodlands, cascading waterfalls and fascinating rock formations carved out by the River Lyd.

Suspension bridge at Whitelady Waterfall

'50 things' fun at Lydford Gorge 

There’s plenty of outdoor fun and adventure for all the family at Lydford Gorge.

Lydford Gorge


Lydford Gorge


Keeping Lydford Gorge special

Clear water running through Lydford Gorge, Devon

No swimming at Lydford Gorge

We ask visitors not to swim, however tempting, as it's not safe. If something were to go wrong the area is very inaccessible. Please avoid disturbing the wildlife and special habitats of the gorge and don't go in.

Family walking in the countryside

Follow the Countryside Code 

With more people than ever enjoying our coast and countryside places, we’re asking for your help in looking after them during your visit. Please help us protect wildlife and landscapes by following the Countryside Code, which includes taking any litter home with you and not lighting a barbecue or campfire.

Lydford Gorge

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