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Lydford Gorge

Lydford Gorge Lydford Gorge The Stables | Waterfall entrance EX20 4BL, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park EX20 4BH, England
+44 1822 820320
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Fantastic gorge walk - well managed by the National Trust

If you are a NT member then it is free to enter - otherwise there are charges to visit (see... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
AlpineOwls
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
White Lady Waterfall

Not keen on walking uphill these days, so we went on the ‘easy’ path walk without steps down to the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Billyboysouth
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“the river” (98 reviews)
“devils cauldron” (110 reviews)
“national trust” (132 reviews)
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Lydford Gorge Lydford Gorge The Stables | Waterfall entrance EX20 4BL, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park EX20 4BH, England
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"the river"
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"devils cauldron"
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"national trust"
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"white lady waterfall"
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"lovely walk"
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"circular walk"
in 38 reviews
"long walk"
in 37 reviews
"tea room"
in 35 reviews
"walking boots"
in 35 reviews
"young children"
in 34 reviews
"steep steps"
in 28 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 51 reviews
"half way"
in 27 reviews
"beautiful place"
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"longer walk"
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"worth the effort"
in 22 reviews
"one way system"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are a NT member then it is free to enter - otherwise there are charges to visit (see National Trust website to find cost). We did the full walk (which is one way only due to the narrow paths in places) in 1.5...More

Thank AlpineOwls
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Not keen on walking uphill these days, so we went on the ‘easy’ path walk without steps down to the waterfall. There are benches at various spots along this walk. If you get to the bird hide that’s as far as you can go as...More

Thank Billyboysouth
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My kids are 9 and 10 years old. We hiked the full circuit from the Devil’s Cauldron entrance, down to the Waterfall entrance for a rest, and back up the gorge to the start. The day was dry and sunny, but the ground very damp...More

Thank Karl W
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful waterfall trail! The main waterfall is stunning and Devils cauldron amazing. We did the long route trail, which was quite difficult with our 2.5 year old son. However, we borrowed a toddler carrier from them, which was really useful for the...More

Thank Sarah P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just visiting one of the falls was perfect for us. If you can hike and walk uphill, you will enjoy this.

Thank Callie A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A brief stop over and walk by the railway track and down to the river and up to the waterfall was simply delightful. Birds chorus accompanied us all the way around - a kingfisher even graced us with its brilliant, albeit brief, blue!

Thank Andyhaverson
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I spent the good part of one day walking down to the river and to see the cauldron. Be sure to wear good hiking shoes as some parts of the paths are rocky and slippery. The walk is longer than it appears...More

Thank blenhoff
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful natural, scenic walk. The blurb describes this as a challenging walk - not only if you are unfit (like me) but there are steep steps, slippery surfaces, narrow paths, inclines. There are places to sit and admire the view (and catch...More

Thank PebblesBob
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hiked both the Cauldron trail (about 30 minutes) and the Waterfall trail (about 45 minutes), and the were both spectacular! Our 8- and 9-year olds especially liked splashing around the bottom of the waterfall in their wellies. Don't miss this beauty!

Thank rsaatlarge
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped off here on our way to Cornwall. Free car park and if you are in National Trust that was free. One way system as the paths can be dangerous especially by the cauldron. Not suitable for wheelchairs and buggies if you do the...More

Thank glynis j
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Aimee C
June 16, 2018|
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Response from Billyboysouth | Reviewed this property |
The walk down from the top railway path has no steps down to the White Lady Waterfall. That’s as far as we went, also there are a number of benches to sit on to have a rest.
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April 22, 2018|
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Response from Mike8207 | Reviewed this property |
Best time for Bluebells is probably about now really. Plenty of footpaths to explore. I would recommend taking wellies as it can be quite soft underfoot.
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Lesley B
September 5, 2017|
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Response from annem2705 |
hi. Went today. the tea room at waterfall end can be accessed without paying.
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