Lydford Gorge

Lydford Gorge

Overview

9.8 miles

Take an exhilirating walk and explore the beautiful, oak-wooded river gorge with its fascinating history and legends.

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What makes it special

  • The deepest river gorge in the South West
  • Spectacular 30m waterfall
  • Various routes available to hike down to the Whitelady waterfall

Hostels nearby

Lydford Gorge

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Map references

OS Grid Ref: SX 50853 84482

Lat/Lng: 50.640887, -4.1106748

Contact information

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