Lydford Gorge

Important notice -

The gorge walks are closed Sat 29 Feb due to forecast high winds and the risk of falling trees. The shop and tea-room remain open. We hope to open the walks Sun 01 Mar once the paths have been checked. Ring 01822 820320, Option 4, for more info.

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

Lydford Gorge

Things to see and do

Spring is around the corner

Family fun at the gorge

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What's on

Upcoming events

'50 things' stick trail

Sat 29 Feb 2020
Look out for the stick activity stations on a walk to Whitelady Waterfall.

Fun with fire

Sat 14 Mar 2020
Learn how to light a fire without matches, and then mix up some tasty dough to cook on a stick over the campfire.

Join the Cadbury Easter egg hunt at Lydford Gorge

Sat 28 Mar 2020
The gorge is alive with the music of nature this Easter.

Sound makers and shakers

Tue 31 Mar 2020
Use natural and recycled materials to make your own sound makers to shake, rattle and roll.

Join nature's band

Fri 03 Apr 2020
Get hands on with a range of sound makers and musical instruments.

Make a woodland bunny face

Wed 08 Apr 2020
Create your own bunny face sculpture for your garden or home using local wood and basic hand tools.
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Eating and shopping

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Our work

Lydford Gorge ranger Demelza with chainsaw ready to cut up fallen tree

A day in the life of a Lydford Gorge ranger 

Lydford Gorge is the deepest river gorge in the South West and the habitats it contains are almost as diverse as the skills needed to look after it.

Holnicote Ranger holding a sleeping dormouse

New homes for dormice at the gorge 

There have been blue tits and wood mice making use of the new dormouse nest boxes, and a dormouse sighting - but not in a box.

The Whitelady Waterfall flowing into a pool below

Planning a winter visit to Lydford Gorge 

From November 2 2020 a section of the gorge will be closed for safety and maintenance. Find out what to expect on a winter visit.

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The Whitelady Waterfall, Lydford Gorge, Devon

The formation of Whitelady Waterfall 

Whitelady Waterfall is an outstanding sight to behold.

Children knock on the pixie door, Lydford Gorge, Devon

Dedicate a donation 

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