Winter at the gorge

The base of the White Lady Waterfall at Lydford Gorge

The short walks to the White Lady Waterfall are open throughout the year. The other paths in the gorge are closed for winter maintenance work. The rest of the gorge re-opens on Saturday 4 March 2017.

It is just the walks to the White Lady Waterfall which are open while essential maintenance works take place in the rest of the gorge.  This includes inspecting the bridges, completing surveys on the rock faces and footpath work so the gorge is ready to welcome visitors back in 2017.   If any of the survey's show there is movement to either the bridges or rock faces work can be undertaken over the winter to secure them.

The gorge is just as beautiful in the winter time. The bear branches of the trees provide natural picture frames for views normally obsecured when the trees are in full leaf in the summer months.

The icy cold water crashes over the waterfall before meandering downsteam under the new waterfall bridge.

Birds can be seen and heard in the trees and at the bird hide; a great place to sit and wonder at the natural world around.

The shop and tea-room will be open from Saturday 11 Feburary to Sunday 19 Feburary 2017 between 11am and 3.30pm.