Lydford Gorge

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

Lydford Gorge

Things to see and do

Clear water running through Lydford Gorge, Devon

Taking care at Lydford Gorge

We’re asking visitors not to swim at Lydford Gorge, however tempting, as it's not safe. The river is very fast flowing and the water depth can be deceptive. Also if something were to go wrong the area is very inaccessible. Please avoid disturbing the wildlife and special habitats of the gorge and don't go in.

Lydford Gorge

What's on

Upcoming events

Animal tracks summer trail

Mon 19 Aug 2019
Can you discover which wild animals have left their footprints all around the gorge?

Bug home making

Fri 23 Aug 2019
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

Thu 29 Aug 2019
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 mini woodland faces

Sat 31 Aug 2019
Create your own mini face sculpture for your garden or home using local wood and basic hand tools. All materials supplied with full instruction from the ranger team.

Mini raft making

Wed 04 Sep 2019
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.

Wild Kitchen

Sat 07 Sep 2019
Forage for berries around the hedgerows then lunch on a chunky vegetable soup while turning your berries into jam over the open fire to have with scones and clotted cream.
Mother and daughter picking an apple from the tree

What to do with all these apples? 

Come along to help us press the apples from Lydford Gorge's orchard. Your efforts will be rewarded with a taste of the juice. Have a go on the apple shy, create a creature from apples and cook up some tasty apple-inspired treats on the camp fire.

Lydford Gorge

Eating and shopping

Cream teas and walking boots

Lydford Gorge

Our work

Lydford Gorge


The Whitelady Waterfall, Lydford Gorge, Devon

The formation of Whitelady Waterfall 

Whitelady Waterfall is an outstanding sight to behold.