Lydford Gorge

Devon, England
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About Lydford Gorge

This National Trust owned site is 2.4 km (1.5 mi) long and situated on the River Lyd on the edge of Dartmoor National Park.

It is the deepest gorge in South West England also features the longest waterfall in Devon – White Lady Waterfall – at its southern end. The falls are 30 m (100 ft) high, with a series of whirlpools known as the Devil’s Cauldron. It is a stunningly beautiful location at any time of the year, with its mixed habitats providing a wide variety of species for birdwatchers.

There are beautiful displays of bluebells and wild garlic in late spring/ early summer, with a wide array of wildflowers in spring and summer and autumnal foliage on trees in the latter half of the year. There are several waymarked walks stretching from 1.6 km - 5 km (1-3 mi). Overall, though, the area provides some challenging walking over rugged terrain with some sheer vertical drops.

Devon, England
Latitude: 50.627559, Longitude: -4.140365

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