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“This is a must do”

Canonteign Waterfalls and Country Park
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Christow
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Was not looking forward to going here but how wrong can you be. This is a must visit and if I'm within fifty miles I WILL go again. Lovely, Lovely staff,Lovely Park,Lovely falls and the walks were wonderful. Down side,some parent had failed to read the signs and broke the zip wire. DO NOT MISS THE Walk To The Falls. Lovely.
Restrictions to wheel chair users are stated at the very start. Well done,talk to the chair user not the pusher.
Food well priced in the cafe.

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Reviewed August 11, 2013

What a beautiful place. We spent a couple of hours here. The walk to the top was lovely. My advice though would be to leave children at home!! My husband and I were lucky enough to go alone & really enjoyed the walk but we did see some families struggling with young children as it is fairly steep & hard going in places.
It is slightly over priced but well worth a visit if on holiday in the area :-)

Thank Pds1
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

This is a lovely park with a beautiful waterfall. It was a very steep climb up to the top, trainers definitely needed but well worth the climb for incredible views. Just as hard coming down but the scenery and tranquillity is lovely. The play areas are great and even on a busy august day it wasn't too busy, though we heard staff say it was a busy day! Lovely to be able to buy duck food for the children to feed the ducks and the shop was lovely as were the friendly staff. Took a picnic and bought lovely ice cream. Not a full day out but a good few hours visit.

Thank Louise D
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

The falls are a Victorian man made water feature albeit on a very large scale. There is a pleasant walk up to the tops through the woods and fern garden and a chance for the children to play in the water here and there. When you come down there are some nice lakes to look round.

When you arrive there is a small childrens play ground and there is also a small "assault course" for them to play in when walking down from the falls. There is a snack bar and a restaurant for refreshments. The gardens are all very well kept.

You can probably do the whole things in about 2 hours. It cost £24 for a family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children so it seems a bit pricey for 2 hours entertainiment,

Thank JohnHart_13
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

I wasn't looking forward to visiting a Devon attraction during the school holidays - I imagined a hectic, crowded, loud place with little space to call your own. It couldn't have been any different. We arrived just after opening time and headed to the waterfall. Yes, it's not Niagara as my 6 year old said, but the walk through the forest was lovely with dappled light on the huge ferns and jurassic rock faces. After a lovely lunch, we then went on to explore the lakes. We had the place to ourselves and it was very tranquil - I had two six year old girls with me and they loved getting into nature. I sat with a book under the shade of a tree.
The play areas were also fab - wood instead of the plastic fantastic with no imagination.
The staff were lovely and certainly made us feel welcome.
If you're looking to be entertained this may not be the place for you, but if you want to feel like you're away from it and appreciate nature/peace with a little slice of Dartmoor thrown in, give it a go.

Thank VuOnline
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