Saturday, 1 October 2016

Lydford Gorge

We have just returned home from a week away in Cornwall. on our way to Cornwall we stopped off at Lydford Gorge, a National Trust property.  This lovely valley had amazing rock formations which were carved out by the River Lyd over the last 10,000 years!  The woodland walk was really enjoyable and we had a really lovely time indeed.  It was the perfect place to take a break from the driving.

The paths were generally well laid out and pretty easy walking.  There were lovely trickling streams, charming vegetation and it was the perfect place to take a meander.  We had a bite to eat and then walked it off!

Carrying Stanley down the steps to save his young legs from strain.

It seems that the strange habit of putting coins into old tree stumps has hit here as well.  I don't think I have ever seen this in any other country.

The 30 metre high 'Whitelady Waterfall'.  

Devils Cauldron and Tucker's pool.

This was pretty amazing in here, you could certainly let you imagination run away with you.

What a perfect place to stop and take a break on our trip down to Cornwall.  We were first told about this place while in Cornwall a few years ago by a couple we met and chatted to.  So glad we finally got to visit here.


  1. What lovely pictures!! That waterfall is amazing.
    I'm glad you were able to go and were able to walk without pain. After your last post I wondered how you were faring but it seems you are feeling better.

    1. I wish I could say that was true, I still had/have a lot of pain while I was away... hills were especially hard work, but the scenery was worth it! :-)

    2. I guess it's good that you persevered. It takes a lot of courage to take part in things in spite of persistent pain.

  2. Beautiful photos, and your header is also lovely! And I can relate to pain, because I have had osteoarthritis for many years. I also have the beginning stages of osteoporosis, and I struggle with arthrosis as well. I love to take long walks in nature but sometimes this is difficult with the pain I experience.


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