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  • 5.0 star rating
    16/9/2013
    First to Review

    A wonderful, but slightly strenuous, walk for 2-3 hours. I advise starting from just beyond the castle which then gets your legs warmed up as you reach the waterfall. Sit there for a while and take in its magnificence. You should be now ready for the more difficult part of the walk but enjoy all there is around you. Some parts can be challenging for we oldies but well worth the effort. This takes you to the Devils Cauldron.
    A walk uphill afterwards to the delightful tea rooms for the obligatory drink. No, not obligatory, you will need it.
    The National trust has spent time and money making this, I feel, one of their better places to visit. Natural beauty at its best.

    • Qype User catbai…
    • Plymouth
    • 3 friends
    • 50 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    18/11/2008

    This walk along the meandering River Lyd is guaranteed to make you smile. The walk can be tricky with a long and easy route or short and hard.
    We took a picnic but there wasn't anywhere that nice to stop and eat it so we ended up sitting on a bench but that was nice anyway.
    Once you reach the waterfall you will be impressed. It is pretty spellbinding and I could look at this waterfall for hours. As you continue on you will reach the Devil's cauldron whirlpools which you can view from the platforms.
    A lovely day out. Shame the national trust charge for it........

    • Qype User youngd…
    • Exeter, Devon
    • 4 friends
    • 27 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    23/9/2010

    A few hundred years ago an outlaw family called the Gubbins were active here. Robbery, kidnapping and assault were their calling cards. Walk through here and you can imagine how they evaded capture for a long time.
    Nowadays their role has been usurped by the National Trust, only it's all legal. It's a beautiful gorge, not big but the sudden deepenings and plunges makes it cute and fun, but the charges are exorbitant just for a walk.
    The Gubbins clan must be looking down in awe from their new venture in the heavens.

    • Qype User streng…
    • London
    • 20 friends
    • 259 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    26/6/2011

    This was a very cool walk. Picturesque and a bit challenging. The waterfall was cool and the whirlpool was mental, you can see why its called the devils cauldron. Well worth the small national trust charge to look after things like this

    • Qype User jotc1…
    • Yelverton, Devon
    • 1 friend
    • 109 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    20/11/2008

    A very beautiful National Trust destination on the edge of Dartmoor. The walk to the waterfall is often not particularly small-child-friendly as the rocks can be slippery but there is still plenty for them to do with a small play park, activities in the orchard and a tea room. At the alternative entrance there is a new tea room and an easy/wheel chair walk along some old railway lines to a bird hide which is always popular with the children (when they can be quiet enough). We find the tea rooms to be expensive (more so than other NT properties) but usually have home made cakes and soup of a good quality.

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