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Enabling easy access to the South West's beauty spots

National Trust Lydford Gorge

Equipment Available: 1 Tramper
Environment: Forest/Woodland
Facilities: 
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Information centre
  • Cafe or shop
  • Dog friendly

The deepest gorge in the South West, with spectacular 30m waterfall. Explore part of this lush oak-wooded steep-sided river gorge by Tramper, including the magical 30-metre-high Whitelady Waterfall.

The Tramper is available for hire from The Waterfall Entrance (1 mile from the Devil's Cauldron entrance).The Waterfall Tearooms are open 11am to 5pm everyday. 

The Tramper at Lydford Gorge is available from March to October each year. In winter staffing is reduced and the path to the waterfall can become slippery and unsafe. 

Booking the Tramper - The Tramper must be booked more than 48 hours in advance to ensure that a trained member of staff can be on site to hire out the Tramper. It may be possible to hire the Tramper at shorter notice, but this cannot be guaranteed. In particular, please be aware that over the weekends there may not be anyone available to book the Tramper for you. If high winds are forecast and we have to close the gorge you will be notified as soon as possible, however this might be the day before your booking.

Routes at Lydford Gorge - There are 2 Tramper route options at Lydford Gorge. The first winds steeply down hill to the bottom of the gorge and ends at the spectacular Whitelady Waterfall. The second route follows the old railway line through dense woodland to a bird hide. Both options are 'out and back'  along the same route. PLEASE NOTE: FOR SAFETY REASONS TRAMPER USERS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED.

The gorge is an amazing place to visit at any time of the year. The wildlife, river, plants and trees provide a stunning show each and every day. The flora in the gorge changes with the seasons. Wildflowers such as wild garlic and bluebells abound in spring, filling the gorge with colour and scent. Summer is dominated by the green leaves of the Oak woodland which encloses the gorge making it feel more magical. In autumn the Oak leaves turn to golden brown before falling and colourful fungi can pop up in unexpected places.

Travelling to Lydford Gorge  - Plan your journey by car or public transport using the map below:

Contact National Trust Lydford Gorge

Address:

Lydford, near Tavistock, Devon, EX20 4BL

Telephone:

01822 820320

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