Things To Do near Lydford Gorge (National Trust)

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Lydford Gorge Circular Walk, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Lydford Gorge Circular Walk, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Walking in a beautiful National Trust property on the western border of Dartmoor National Park When we first moved to Dartmoor in 2008, we were told repeatedly that the national park was bleak and wet. Whilst sections of the high moor on both the north and south plateaus can be challenging l...

Lydford The Norman Castle, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Lydford The Norman Castle, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

An information board on site reads: 'The earthwork is all that remains of a small Norman castle which was probably built in the late 11th century in the years of consolidation after the Norman conquest. It holds a dominant position in the corner of the defended Saxon town. The castle was a 'ri...

Battle of Lydford Memorial, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Battle of Lydford Memorial, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Near English Heritage's Lydford Castle (English Heritage), across the road from Lydford St Petroc's Church, is a distinctive memorial topped by a Viking axe crossing a Saxon shield. This marks the 'SITE OF DANISH SAXON CONFLICT. 997 AD'. The following is taken from 'The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle' edi...

Lydford St Petroc's Church, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Lydford St Petroc's Church, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

An information card in the church reads: 'The Saxon wood and thatch church was built about 650AD and was destroyed by the Viking invaders in 997AD. The pre-Norman Font remains from this early church. The church was rebuilt in stone and is recorded in July 1237 in the reign of Henry III when the r...

Battle of Lydford Battlefield, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Battle of Lydford Battlefield, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

In 997 AD, as recorded in the 'The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle', a Viking army sailed up the River Tamar 'until they came to Lydford, and burned and killed everything that they met, and burned down Ordwulf's monastery at Tavistock, and brought indescribable war-booty with them to the ships.' The...

Lydford Viking Rune Stone, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Lydford Viking Rune Stone, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

'VIKINGS 997-1997. The stone was raised when the men of the North came again, this time in peace. Erik the Red carved the runes.' The stone is just across the road from the Battle of Lydford Memorial. Both commemorate a battle that took place between invading Vikings and Saxons defending the fortifi...

Lydford Castle (English Heritage), Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Lydford Castle (English Heritage), Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Lydford Castle is an English Heritage property at the heart of a beautiful and historically important village on the western border of Dartmoor National Park. According to English Heritage, 'Lydford Castle was probably built about 1195 to serve as a prison'. During the medieval period, conditions at...

Lydford Gorge White Lady Waterfall, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Lydford Gorge White Lady Waterfall, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

We visit the Lydford Gorge White Lady Waterfall on a regular basis. Whilst it's always a beautiful spectacle in an even more beautiful setting, it's best to try and visit the waterfall after a period of heavy rain. Water flows fast from the nearby moors to the Lydford Gorge area and swells both the...

Lydford The Castle Inn, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Lydford The Castle Inn, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Beautiful village packed with visitor attractions Lydford is one of Dartmoor's best visitor destinations. Lydford The Castle Inn is situated in the heart of the village. It's a perfect place from which to explore the west section of Dartmoor.   Things to do around Lydford The Cast...

The Dartmoor Inn, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

The Dartmoor Inn, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Superb location on the west side of Dartmoor The A386 runs down the west flank of Dartmoor National Park. The Dartmoor Inn is located on the side of the road by the major Dartmoor visitor destination Lydford and below some of Dartmoor's finest moorland. It's a perfect location from which to...

Great Links Tor Circular Walk, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Great Links Tor Circular Walk, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Superb walk to one of Dartmoor's best tors and views This is a superb walk on the western side of Dartmoor National Park close to the National Trust's Lydford Gorge. The views west over the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty into Cornwall are great as are those from...

Cholwell Farm Riding Stables, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Cholwell Farm Riding Stables, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

For an introduction to horse riding in Dartmoor National Park, please click here. Spectacular setting for a stables with top views of Wheal Betsy (National Trust)* and West Dartmoor. The horses are well schooled and forward going and the terrain allows for a varied ride including a faster pace...

River Lyd, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

River Lyd, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

If you are on holiday in Dartmoor, you're most likely to experience the River Lyd in the National Trust's stunning Lydford Gorge (National Trust) as it flows past the Lydford Gorge White Lady Waterfall on its way west beyond the National Park boundary into the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natura...

Wheal Betsy (National Trust), Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Wheal Betsy (National Trust), Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

An information plaque reads: 'Wheal Betsy. This ancient silver-lead mine was reopened in 1806 and worked successfully for the next seventy years. The mine was worked by water power until 1868 when this building was erected to house a Cornish beam pumping engine. Until its closure in 1877 all pump...

The Dartmoor Inn/River Lyd Stepping Stones, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

The Dartmoor Inn/River Lyd Stepping Stones, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

There's a popular car parking area on the western side of Dartmoor behind The Dartmoor Inn at Lydford. You access the car parking area by a lane just north of the inn. You can explore some of the National Park's most beautiful tors from here. To do so, you have to cross the River Lyd. The easiest wa...