Fodor's Expert Review Lydford Gorge

Lydford Geological Site Fodor's Choice

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 tearooms are open early March through late December. In winter, access is restricted to the waterfall and the top of the gorge.

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Off A386
Lydford, Devon  EX20 4BH, England


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Rate Includes: £7.20; £3.50 or free in winter, £9.40; £4.50 in winter

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