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The West Country Sights

Lydford Gorge

  • Off A386 Map It
  • Geological Site
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 05/28/2014

Fodor's 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 Waterfall. Sturdy footwear is recommended. Although the walk can be quite challenging, the paths can still get congested during busy periods. Two tea-rooms are open early

March through early November. In winter, access is restricted to the waterfall and the top of the gorge.

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Sight Information


Off A386, Lydford, EX20 4BH, England

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Sight Details:

  • £6.90; free in winter
  • Early Mar.–early Nov., daily 10–5; early Nov.–early Mar., short walk always open.

Updated 05/28/2014


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