Lydford Gorge

Important notice -

The gorge, shop and tea-rooms will be closed on Saturday 21 October due to storm Brian and expected wind gusts of 50mph. Please check the website for opening on Sunday.

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

More about this place

Suspension bridge in autumn with golden brown leaves on trees

Soak up the changing autumn colours at the gorge 

Lace up your boots to explore the three mile circular gorge walk before the Devil’s Cauldron and river path are shut for the winter.

Pathway through gorge surrounded by autumn colour

Catch a falling leaf, go bird watching and more 

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

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

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.

Sunlight glistening through the tree canopy

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


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

Upcoming events

Hallowe'en Trail

Sat 21 Oct 2017
Creep through witch's wood following the spooky trail to see what scary myths and ghastly legends you can uncover to gain your prize.

Torchlit walk

Fri 27 Oct 2017
Light your way to Whitelady waterfall with a flaming torch, enjoy music from the choir as the night descends then head back to warm up with a hot chocolate and toast marshmallows over the fire.

Spooky day

Sun 29 Oct 2017
Get into the spirit of Hallowe'en. Make your very own broomstick, fashion yourself a spider familiar and take home a magic wand. Join in the potions class to brew up some strange concoctions.

Winter Fayre

Sun 03 Dec 2017
Pick up a Dartmoor Christmas tree and do some Christmas shopping supporting local craft and food producers.

Build a bird box

Sat 10 Feb 2018
Come along to Lydford Gorge to make your own bird box, materials and guidance provided by our ranger team.

Apple pruning workshop

Sat 17 Feb 2018
Hands on morning in our orchard learning the art of pruning apple trees with the ranger team. Part theory, part practical. Tools provided.
Lady behind decorated Christmas trees

Join us for our annual winter fayre 

Pick up a Dartmoor Christmas tree and do some Christmas shopping supporting local craft and food producers.

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Eating and shopping

Cream teas and walking boots