The West Country Sights



Lydford Gorge

Lydford Gorge Review

The River Lyd carved a spectacular 1½-mile-long chasm through the rock at Lydford Gorge, outside the pretty village of Lydford, midway between Okehampton and Tavistock. Two paths follow the gorge past gurgling whirlpools and waterfalls with evocative names such as the Devil's Cauldron and the White Lady. Sturdy footwear is recommended. Although the walk can be quite challenging, the paths can still get congested during busy periods. In winter, access is restricted to the main waterfall and the top of the gorge.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Off A386, Lydford, EX20 4BH
  • Phone: 01822/820320
  • Cost: £6
  • Hours: Early Mar.–early Oct., daily 10–5; early Oct–early Nov., daily 10–4; early Nov.–early Mar., call for times.
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  • Location: Lydford Gorge
Updated: 08-06-2013

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