Lydford Gorge, Dartmoor


Last summer was a whirlwind of adventures with my friend Sarah. I’ve got so many photos stockpiled that I don’t even know where to begin! One of our first trips was to the beautiful Lydford Gorge on Dartmoor. It’s the deepest gorge in the South West and home to the 30ft Whitelady waterfall. The sun was shining and the wildflowers were in full bloom, making the trek through the forest especially lovely. The path winds down the gorge in long sweeping loops, the sound of crashing water getting louder the further you descend. The waterfall itself is beautiful. It falls in an almost straight line, like a streamer of white silk ribbon that’s been let down from the canopy above. We sat by the pools and ate our lunch, basking in the early summer warmth.

Summer at Lydford Gorge, Devon

The beautiful Lydford Gorge, Devon

Stairway through the forest at Lydford Gorge, Devon

A bridge over Lydford Gorge in the summer

Lush greenery on the sides of Lydford Gorge, Devon

Sarah with a backpack taking a photo at Lydford Gorge, Devon

Devil's Pool waterfall at Lydford Gorge, Dartmoor

Looking upwards from the dark at Lydford Gorge, Devon

Wildflowers and moss covered logs on the forest floor at Lydford Gorge

The path and waterfall at Lydford Gorge in the early summer time

Path off into the distance at Lydford Gorge, Dartmoor

Waterfall at Lydford Gorge in the summer

Sarah basking in the sun, on a rock in Lydford Gorge

Sarah by the river at Lydford Gorge, Devon

Girl by the river in the forest, at Lydford Gorge, Devon

The White Lady waterfall, at Lydford Gorge, Devon

The gorgeous Sarah during our walk at Lydford Gorge

Hidden forest pool at Lydford Gorge

Carpet of wild garlic at Lydford Gorge, Devon

Path through the woodland in the summer, at Lydford Gorge, Devon

Picking wood sorrell on our walk

Looking up into the beech canopy, early summer in the forest

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