Lydford Gorge

Important notice -

The whole gorge including walks, shop and tea-rooms will be closed Sunday 18 March due to forecast high winds and icy weather.

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

Lydford Gorge

Things to see and do

Skim a stone

Skim a stone, play pooh sticks and more 

Lydford Gorge is a great family day out and spring brings a riot of colour to enjoy.

New suspension bridge at Whitelady waterfall

Things to see and do at Lydford Gorge 

There's plenty to see and do at Lydford Gorge, from walks and wildlife to tasty treats.

Woman walking dogs across footbridge

Keeping you and your dog safe at the gorge 

Dogs are very welcome at Lydford Gorge. We do ask that they are kept on a lead at all times.

Lady on tramper mobility scooter at Whitelady Waterfall

The Tramper at Lydford Gorge 

A tramper can be hired to access the Whitelady waterfall and the bird hide on the old railway track as part of Countryside Mobility South West

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

What's on

A wooden bunny face sculpture

Easter fun and adventure 

There will be bug home making, wooden bunny face sculpting and of course the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt, this year featuring the animals and trees of Lydford. Get outdoors and earn your chocolatey treat this Easter

Upcoming events

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 30 Mar 2018
It's up to you and your family to track down the Cadbury bunny and his animal friends at Lydford Gorge. You can also discover more about the trees that grow in the gorge by following bunny's trail, a delicious treat will be waiting for you at the...

Bug home making

Thu 05 Apr 2018
Construct a home for all sorts of creepy crawlies and tick off one of the 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾.

Launch a bottle rocket

Mon 09 Apr 2018
Bring along an empty fizzy pop bottle or borrow one of ours and see how high you can make it fly using just water and air.

Making woodland bunny faces

Fri 13 Apr 2018
Create your own bunny face sculpture for your garden or home using local wood and basic hand tools. All materials supplied with full instruction from the ranger team.

Wild kitchen - FULLY BOOKED

Sat 21 Apr 2018
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.

Spring flower walk

Sat 12 May 2018
Join us for a guided walk to identify the spring wild flowers that abound in the gorge, the walk will visit the Whitelady waterfall and finish in the Waterfall tea-room.
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