Walking at Lydford Gorge

This steep-sided river gorge nestled on the western edge of Dartmoor has been drawing visitors in search of the picturesque since Victorian times and before. Find a walk to suit whatever your ability and timescale.

The Whitelady Waterfall flowing into a pool below

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.

Clear water running through Lydford Gorge, Devon

The rest of the gorge is currently closed

We're working hard to welcome you back. The circular walk to Whitelady Waterfall is open, however, the rest of the gorge, including the full gorge walk and Devil's Cauldron trail are currently still closed. We've introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. However, where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking may not always be necessary. The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors remains our top priority, and we're looking forward to reopening more of our walks when it's safe to do so. For up to date information please visit our homepage.