Lydford Gorge

Important notice -

The circular walking trail to Whitelady Waterfall is open. Please book your visit in advance. Please follow government guidance on travel.

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

Lydford Gorge

What's on

Please book ahead before visiting

The circular walking trail to Whitelady Waterfall, waterfall car park (EX20 4BL), tea-room and toilets are open and you’ll need to book your tickets before your visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. Please note we’ll be turning people away who arrive and haven’t booked. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Please note: the Devil's Cauldron car park, Devil's Cauldron walking trail, full Lydford Gorge walking trail and Devil's Cauldron tea-room remain closed for now.

Lydford Gorge bridge and Whitelady Waterfall in winter

Lydford Gorge Waterfall trail 

Descend into the gorge to find the towering Whitelady Waterfall. Takes around an hour on mostly good paths with some uneven steps.

Lydford Gorge

Eating and shopping

Half way through a tasty traditional Cornish pasty

Feeling peckish?

The waterfall tea-room is open and will initially be serving a limited takeaway menu. We’ve introduced safety measures including closure of our seating areas, screens at our till and collection points, and waymarked routes. You're required to wear a face covering in most enclosed spaces, unless exempt, so please bring one with you. We’ll also only be accepting card payment. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

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Lydford Gorge

Our work

Walker on track through hedges of white hawthorn blossom

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.

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