The deepest river gorge in the South West, with 30m high waterfall.

The waterfall car park, circular walking trail to Whitelady Waterfall, tea-room and toilets are open. You’ll need to book tickets online or by calling 0344 249 1895 by 3pm the day before your visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday. Please note we’ll be turning people away who arrive and haven't booked. The Devil's Cauldron car park, Devil's Cauldron and full Lydford Gorge walking trails, shop and Devil's Cauldron tea-room remain closed until further notice. We look forward to welcoming you back.   

Lydford Gorge Lydford, near Tavistock EX20 4BH

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Countryside Mobility 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. 


Wikipedia Lydford Gorge (National Trust) is a dramatic feature of the river at Lydford on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park; it is a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) gorge near Lydford on the River Lyd, which is the deepest in South West England. It was formed by the process of river capture, where the start of a nearby river eroded backwards until its origin met the Lyd, diverting its course into the second channel.

Owned and maintained by the National Trust since 1947, the gorge features the 100-foot (30 m) tall White Lady Waterfall and a series of whirlpools known as the Devil's Cauldron.,_Devon

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