The Devil's Cauldron

The Devil's Cauldron

The Devil's Cauldron

The Devil's Cauldron

Overgrown with thick woods, the one and a half mile gorge is said to be the deepest in the South West and was once the hide-out of a large family of outlaws, the Gubbins, who terrorized the neighbourhood and stole sheep from neighbouring farms in the seventeenth century. A circular walk starts off high above the River Lyd, dropping down to the 90 feet White Lady Waterfall, and returning and returning along the opposite bank to the foaming whirlpools of the Devil’s Cauldron (this is the best bit in my opinion!) near the main entrance. The full course would take you roughly two hours at a leisurely pace, but there’s a separate entrance at the south end of the gorge if you only want to visit the waterfall. In winter months, when the river can flood, only the waterfall and top part of the gorge are open to the public, with a reduced ticket price.

Taken - 16/10/2011
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Lydford Gorge, Lydford, near Okehampton, Devon
Photographer:
Stephen Dutch