Lydford Gorge

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

More about this place

River in winter with snow covered wooded banks

A winter walk to blow away the cobwebs 

Wrap up warm to escape the hustle and bustle of Christmas with a bracing walk to Whitelady waterfall.

Whitelady suspension bridge in winter

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.

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

History

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

Upcoming events

Winter Fayre

Sun 03 Dec 2017
11:00-15:00
Pick up a Dartmoor Christmas tree and do some Christmas shopping supporting local craft and food producers.

Build a bird box

Sat 10 Feb 2018
13:00-15:00
Come along to Lydford Gorge to make your own bird box, materials and guidance provided by our ranger team.

Apple pruning workshop

Sat 17 Feb 2018
11:00-13:00
Hands on morning in our orchard learning the art of pruning apple trees with the ranger team. Part theory, part practical. Tools provided.

Cadbury Egg Hunt

Fri 30 Mar 2018
10:00-16:30
It's up to you and your family to help the Easter bunny find his animal friends. You can also help by tracking down all the different kinds of tree in the gorge. To make sure you have loads of fun along the way, follow the map and a delicious...

Wild kitchen

Sat 21 Apr 2018
11:00-14:00
Forage for wild garlic and other seasonal snacks in the gorge, and then cook up a tasty lunch over the camp fire using your foraged ingredients.
Lydford Gorge

Eating and shopping

Cream teas and walking boots