Lydford Gorge

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

Play park in the orchard

Summer walks and picnics at the gorge 

Enhance a beautiful summer walk with a picnic in one of our favourite spots.

New suspension bridge at Whitelady waterfall

Skim a stone, play pooh sticks and more 

Lydford Gorge is a great place to tick off lots of '50 things' activities.

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.

Summer doesn't have to be sunny to be beautiful at the gorge

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.

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

Den building in the orchard

11 things to do this summer 

There are lots of wild things going on this summer at Lydford Gorge.

Upcoming events

Wild sculpture scavenger hunt

Thu 27 Jul 2017
10:00-16:30
When you visit the gorge over the summer holidays see how many wild sculptures you can spot on your walk.

Mini raft making

Sat 29 Jul 2017
13:00-16:00
Make your own mini raft with the help of the ranger team then launch it on the river Lyd to see how well it sails.

Bush craft activities in the orchard

Thu 03 Aug 2017
14:00-16:00
Dens, fire, wood work, cordage and bows.

Wild Sewing

Fri 04 Aug 2017
10:30-12:30
Learn how to use a vintage hand sewing machine with textile enthusiast Sarah from Just Sewn Stories. Create a mini work of art that expresses your thoughts about Lydford Gorge to be displayed for future visitors to admire.

Pop bottle rockets

Mon 07 Aug 2017
10:30-13:30
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.

Bug homes

Tue 22 Aug 2017
10:30-13:30
Build a bug home for all sorts of creepy crawlies and tick off one of the 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾.
Lydford Gorge

Eating and shopping

Cream teas and walking boots