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Lydford Gorge

Tavistock, Devon, England

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Outdoor

Bring your outdoorsy munchkins to Lydford Gorge to witness the deepest natural gorge in the South West, boasting a spectacular 30m waterfall. You can also enjoy the kids' playground and search for the woodland sculptures hidden in the undergrowth… but beware: some of them are giant bugs, so be prepared for a little shrieking from the small ones to let you know they've found one!

It's also a terrific place for nature spotting, what with dippers and wagtails swooping low over the river most of the year round, alongside hoards of other natural wildlife and seasonal floral displays. Bluebells and wild garlic offer up a heady scent and patchwork tasteful colour riot in May. Throughout the spring and summer, a wealth of wildflowers add to the colour chart. The trees naturally put on a show throughout the year too, from the glorious summer greenery through to the rich reds and yellows of autumn.

There are also seasonal activities laid on like den building workshops and woodland story telling! So from pooh sticks at the Waterfall Bridge to bird watching at the gorge, from den building in the orchard to peering into the Devil's Cauldron, you won't run shy of things for outdoorsy kids to do here!

And if the lovely surrounds inspire the hikers amongst you then you can choose from the 2-hour epic Gorge Walk or one of the shorter offerings, perhaps better for little legs: the White Lady Waterfall walk, the Devil's Cauldron Walk and the West Wood Walk.


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Lydford, Near, Tavistock, Devon, EX20 4BH, England


Click here to visit Lydford Gorge's website
01822 820320

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Access permitted 10.00am - 5.00pm daily, though be aware of seasonal variations. Avoid in really terrible weather due to potential flooding!


Whole property: Adult: £7.40 Child: £3.70 Family tickets available


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