History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Between the two ends of the gorge are footpaths along the river and through pretty woodland. The paths pass a second waterfall named Tunnel Falls. Near Whitelady is a disused railway line, where footpaths lead to a bird hide. Indeed, the entire gorge is a good place to practice your bird-watching skills!
Immediately outside the confines of the Gorge is historic Lydford, a Saxon village that boasts a medieval castle that was once a notorious prison.
Note: Please wear good footwear. Footpaths along the gorge can be slippery in wet weather, and even in dry weather the spray from the river and waterfalls can make the going wet and muddy in places.
I adored my visit to Lydford Gorge; its a stunning place to visit.
About Lydford Gorge
Address: The Stables, Lydford Gorge, Okehampton, Devon, England, EX20 4BH
Attraction Type: Countryside - Valley
Location: National Trust car park and visitor centre just south of Lydford village.
Website: Lydford Gorge
Phone: 01822 820320
National Trust - see also: National Trust memberships (official website link)
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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