A combination of geology, water power and climate change has created the deepest river gorge in the south west providing a truly breathtaking experience which has been enjoyed since Victorian times.
The steep-sided wooded gorge hidden on the western fringe of Dartmoor inspires many myths and legends and no wonder with features such as the 30-metre Whitelady Waterfall and the turbulent pot hole called the Devil’s Cauldron.
You can explore the gorge with a choice of adventurous circular walks from one to three miles. Throughout the seasons there is an abundance of wildlife to see, from woodland birds to wild garlic in the spring and fungi in the autumn.
There are car parks and tea-rooms at either end of gorge. The shop sells a range of outdoor clothing including walking boots, as well as books, art and delicious local food.
There are a range of events throughout the year, details can be found on our website.
Children’s play area. Picnic spots in the gorge and orchard. Dogs accepted on leads. Note: Strenuous walking, rugged terrain and vertical drops.
Guide Dogs permitted