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“Cannonteign falls”

Canonteign Waterfalls and Country Park
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Christow
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

Nice walk and good view from top its Englands highest waterfall but not alot of water in summer. quite a hard walk for any one who is diabled or not used to walking

Thank jonbromfield
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

Many visitors only walk up to the waterfall and back, and miss out on the lakeside walks, which can add a lot of value and enjoyment to your day out.

The walk up to the (man-made) waterfall takes you up quite a scramble of old Victorian steps through woodland and fern gardens, including a section which is still being reclaimed. The view from the top is fantastic, and well worth the effort to get there! There is a much easier path down through woodlands to the first lake. It is supposed to be a one-way system up to the falls and back down, but they don't mind older or more infirm visitors going the reverse way up to avoid the rough track up the steps.

The lakeside walks add another hour or so onto the walk, and make a very pretty and much quieter addition. Dogs are allowed throughout, but must be on leads.

There is a little cafe and gift shop near the entrance.

Recommended for families with children over 8 due to rough terrain. There is a small playground and adventure course for children.

Plenty of seats dotted around, and picnics are allowed.

Allow 2 hours if just visiting the falls, plus 2 hours if visiting the lakes and having a picnic.

Thank Wendy E
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

These falls are not natural and it is not easy to get to the top. We arrived about 3.30 in the afternoon and paid £13.00 each after which we were told the gates would close in an hour and it would be a close call as to whether we could see all of the falls. They were right - we didn't make it all the way to the top and felt particularly cheated. Other walks are not signposted out of the visitor centre so we felt we had just wasted the £26.00 it had cost us, £30 had we not been pensioners.

If you had a day there, may be it is worth the money but I am sure there are many just as good walks that can be had for free in the Dartmoor area.

Thank viv e
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

A trip adviser from Hampshire.
We, couple and one large dog visited Canonteign falls in September.
Staying in the area on a mid week break.

Entrance fee. We paid £13.50 with Internet 10% off voucher for 2 adults. Dog free.
Normal price - Adults £7.50. Children £5.75 (over 4 yrs old), Students/oaps £6.50
Family ticket 2 adults & 2 children £24.00 Car park free.

We had a most relaxing afternoon, stayed about 3 hours.
The park is very dog friendly and all out doors so you need fine, dry weather to visit.
Plenty of paths and bridges. Ponds with ducks and 2 black swans. We took some bread to feed them. The ground level was flat and we did see a person pushing a walking frame. Plenty of picnic tables. We took drinks and own food.There was a cafe if you wanted to buy.

We did the walk to the top of the falls with plenty of rests. I did comment that seats/benches would have been nice. The walk was steep and through the woodlands.We saw the man made spider in a web(large) as we walked on up.
Lovely view at the top of open countryside.Saw the water begin its journey down the fall from what looked like a metal slide.

I would say there is something for everyone within the 80 acre country park. Lots of wildlife..Small park with swings, etc... for the children. Bring a drink, read the newspaper in the grounds, great views.

I read some people thought it expensive. Remember the gardeners, refuse collectors and cleaners, shop staff all need paid wages.

3  Thank Pinkshoes26
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

There are several walks in this park, so if you want to just amble for a while you can do one of the two walks around the lakes and feed the ducks and black swans, who are all quite tame. We opted to do the waterfall walk as well. My elderly mother, who for health reasons doesn't do a lot of walking, managed to get to the top and enjoyed the views once there, as we all did. My only disappointment was the choice of food, especially for vegetarians (as usual!), vegetable pasty which had sold out, or cheese/onion toasted sandwich, and some of the prices at the cafe. It was very dog friendly, including a covered area on colder/wetter days, if you wanted to eat outside and have your dog with you! All in all, nice views and peaceful, once the school party had left.

Thank Barleybabe
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