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Lydford Gorge

Lydford Gorge Lydford Gorge The Stables, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park EX20 4BH, England
+44 1822 820320
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Cool on a hot day

3 mile round trip feels like 5 the NT guide said. And he was right. Strenuous up and down... read more

Reviewed today
Peewit222
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Rotherfield Peppard
Impressive!

Natural beauty from start to end. Every corner you turn reveals more wonder. Truly a little... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mario B
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Merksem, Antwerpen, Belgium
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
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3 days ago
“Impressive!”
6 days ago
“Short but challenging walk in beautiful surroundings”
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Lydford Gorge Lydford Gorge The Stables, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park EX20 4BH, England
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Reviewed today

3 mile round trip feels like 5 the NT guide said. And he was right. Strenuous up and down walking, all on paths or stairs but often rough surfaces. But well worth the effort. Be aware there is a car park, cafe and entrance at...More

Thank Peewit222
Reviewed 3 days ago

Natural beauty from start to end. Every corner you turn reveals more wonder. Truly a little paradise. And spectacular at times.

Thank Mario B
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited on a very hot day but the tree cover protected from the sun. Some people may question paying a National Trust entry fee for a natural walk however the paths and steps are very well maintained and the staff were great. Without such...More

Thank Lorri D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying close by we decided to visit the gorge for the morning to kill a bit of time, and it didn't disappoint! We battled through steep hills and slippery rocks (make sure you Pack some grippy shoes) and we enjoyed every minute of it !!...More

Thank Noodles1992
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this venue yesterday, it was a glorious day and the walk around the gorge was pretty special. Sturdy walking footwear is a must as the rocks and pathways can be very slippery even on a bright, dry day. It is not to be recommend...More

Thank keithcouchburden
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a beautiful day and have to say it was stunning. Lovely walk along the Gorge to the cauldron passing the waterfall on the way. Can get a bit tricky in places so sturdy footwear is needed, my hubby did slip and cut his...More

Thank JayneP64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with 2 and 5 year old children, not expecting to be able to do much but we had a brilliant time and stayed much longer than planned. The walk paths are very well maintained and, although steep and slippery in places, our children...More

Thank CaptainAmo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited during some typically British summertime weather last week, with my 10 week old in a baby carrier and four year old on foot. We opted for the two shorter walks instead of the 3 mile loop and still covered over 5km. The distances...More

Thank Louise P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful, and so much more than we expected. Wear comfortable shoes (some steep steps and slippery edges)! Limited choice of food in the cafe & would recommend taking lunch, or at least a snack. Will definitely visit on our next trip to Devon and would...More

Thank Amy492
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here about 25 years ago and had forgotten how lovely this place is. You can park at either end of the 1.5 mile gorge which can only be walked around in one direction as the paths are very narrow at many points. I...More

2  Thank sheepygold
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Hi how far is the walk from car park to waterfalls?
October 23, 2016|
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Response from readingwillers | Reviewed this property |
Not too far and really worth it. It's truly stunning. As others have said, there is a short route and a longer route. Maps available from the entrance. Very well maintained, but wear footwear with good soles as can be a bit... More
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How far are the waterfalls from the car park please?
October 23, 2016|
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Response from Jeff D | Reviewed this property |
There are two entrances: The main entrance and the waterfall entrance. It is a short (but not level) walk from the waterfall entrance to the waterfall.
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gilbe2
Hello was this walk suitable for your dog? we have two and im unsure on how they will cope. Do you need to keep on lead?
September 8, 2016|
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Response from Beverley L | Reviewed this property |
Yes as long as it's not prone to jumping off high edges! Dog friendly town and attractions saw lots of dogs on and off leads
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