Dartmoor & The Lydford Gorge

Dartmoor & The Lydford Gorge

Tour across Dartmoor to Tavistock for a lunch stop. Visit Lydford Gorge in the afternoon and walk the gorge to the White Lady Waterfall (1 hr circular).

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Tour across Dartmoor to Tavistock for a lunch stop. Visit Lydford Gorge in the afternoon and walk the gorge to the White Lady Waterfall (1 hr circular).

Welcome to Dartmoor National Park – all 368 square miles of it. From its striking granite tors and steep wooded river valleys, to swathes of heather-covered moorland and hidden villages, Dartmoor is a land of contrasts.  When you visit Devon, and travel into the very heart of it, you will discover a magical, ancient landscape of stunning views - This is Dartmoor, where you can truly escape to find peace, quiet and extreme beauty. Dartmoor Ponies are an iconic sight, living as semi-wild herds all over the moor. Where else can you see the wonderful sight of wild pony foals playing together against a backdrop of one of the most stunningly beautiful areas in the UK?

Lydford Gorge, on the western side of the moor, provides visitors with a spectacular walk along a narrow wooded path and awakens the senses with the River Lyd bubbling, thundering and meandering through the twists and turns of the gorge. A 1 mile circular walk to the 30 metre high White Lady Waterfall will give you the opportunity to appreciate these delightful surroundings - the highest falls in South West England. Depending on the weather they can be a gentle flow over the cliff face, or a raging torrent crashing into the pool below. There is a cafe and toilets available at the car park.

 

 

Sun 2nd June

Depart from Chickerell 07:30 - Portland 08:00 - Weymouth 08:30 - Dorchester 09:00
Exeter Servcies for coffee 10:30 to 11:15
Tour across Dartmoor via Bovey Tracey - Moretonhampstead - Two Bridges - Princetown (pausing for photos as appropriate)
Stop in Tavistock for lunch 12:45 to 14:30 (cafes, pubs, shops or bring a picnic)
Drive to Lydford Gorge and park at the waterfall entrance - 1 mile circular walk to the White Lady Falls. Cafe & toilets at coach park.
Arrive 15:00 - Leave at 17:00
Stop at Exeter services for toilets (15 mins)
Return to Dorchester by 20:00 - Weymouth 20:30 - Portland 20:50 - Chickerell 21:15

Inclusive Coach Fare & Gorge Entry -

£36 Adult, £35 Senior, £28 Child

NT members £26 (must bring NT card on the day)

 

Note : The gorge walk involves narrow paths, steep slopes and long flights of rugged steps with uneven surfaces and can become slippery when wet. A minimum level of fitness and mobility is required. This is not a full gorge walk (which usually takes over 3 hours) and only covers "the waterfall trail" of approx 1 mile length. You are welcome to roam further into the gorge if you wish, but must ensure you leave sufficient time to return to the coach for scheduled departure at 17:00.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Bridport Bus Station Bridport Bus Station, West Street
Bridport Toll House Bridport, Bus stop, Former Toll House Pub
Britannia Inn Britannia Inn, Fortuneswell, Portland
Charlestown The Alexandra Inn, Chickerell Road, Charlestown
Chickerell Bluebird Garage, Chickerell Road
Dorchester Top O'Town Car Park (by cafe), Dorchester
Easton Easton Square, Portland
Foords Corner Foords Corner bus stop, Wyke Regis
Jestys Avenue Bus stop end of Jestys Avenue on Littlemoor Road
Littlemead Broadwey, Littlemead bus stop (Swan Inn)
Lodmoor Hill Lodmoor Hill Bus Stop (near Post Office)
Lyndale bus stop Wyke Regis, Lyndale Bus Stop
Nottington Broadwey, Nottington Corner bus stop
Poundbury QMSW Poundbury Queen Mother Square
(Coach heading out of Dorchester)
Queens Avenue Dorchester, Bus stop end of Queens Avenue
Radipole Spa Hotel bus stop, Radipole
Redlands Redlands, Opposite Garage
Sgt Bunn St Bunn Bakery, Lanehouse Rocks Road
St Edmunds Church St Edmunds Church, Lanehouse Rocks Road
St Johns Church Weymouth, St Johns Church, outside Dentist
St Nicholas Church St Nicholas Church, Buxton Road, Weymouth
Victoria Square Victoria Square bus stop, Portland
Westwey Road Westwey Rd, Magistrates Court, Weymouth
Weymouth Bluebird Weymouth, Outside Bluebird Office,
K1 bus stop
Winterborne Abbas Coach & Horses Pub, Winterborne Abbas
Wyke Smuggler Smugglers Inn, Wyke Regis
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