Walking at the gorge this autumn

Pathway through the gorge

The gorge is a fantastic place to visit in the autumn.

After the crowds of summer visitors fade away Lydford Gorge becomes a quieter more reflective place to visit. The wonderful woodland colours begin to change from luminous greens to yellows, oranges and reds. With fresher breezes the curling crisping leaves begin to fall onto the river carrying them away downstream.

Indian summer days at this time of year are to be treasured with the feeling of the still warm sun on our faces. Apples are ripening in the orchard ready for picking at harvest time.

Walking in this season can be a very beautiful experience and this is an ideal time of year to explore this  wonderful place with three circular walks taking in the breath taking views of the river with its White Lady waterfall and Devil’s Cauldron.

There is a new suspension bridge for you to admire as you cross the river Lyd replacing the old bridge which was in situ for many years and a new bird walk leading to a bird hide along the old railway path.