Days Out Family

Wellies, Reindeer & Waterfalls

We have again taken advantage of our new National Trust memberships by taking a little trip out to Lydford Gorge. Lydford Gorge is the deepest Gorge in South West England and has an absolutely stunning 30m waterfall. There is a three mile round walk through the woods and along the river however we decided to just take the short walk from the Waterfall Tea-Room to the beautiful White Lady Waterfall.

There are two routes down to the waterfall- short and steep, over 400 steps or long and easy, a sloped winding path. We decided to go for the long and easy route down, the path is not really suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs as the terrain is a little rough but luckily I was carrying our littlest so this wasn’t an issue for us. The views from the path looking through the woods and down to the river were just spectacular.

We had a little bite to eat in the tea-rooms before heading out for our walk. I love that a lot of the National Trust restaurants have crayons, pens and colouring pages to keep the little ones amused whilst you enjoy a slice or two of their delicious cakes.

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Along the trail there were a number of handcrafted wooden reindeers, we had great fun trying to find them along the way and Willow particularly enjoying patting this one.

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There were hundreds of two pence piece embedded in this carved wooden toadstool.

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Feeling the bark and moss on the tree.

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Another reindeer hiding amongst the foliage.

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The beautiful, stunning and magnificent White Lady Falls.

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The last reindeer we found on our adventure.

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Have you and your family been on any fun and nature-loving adventures recently?

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19 Comments

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    Claire at Tin Box Traveller
    9th March 2016 at 2:30 pm

    This looks like a lovely walk and I like the idea of the reindeer to keep little people amused along the way. Cake at the cafe is always a bonus too 🙂 x

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      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum
      9th March 2016 at 7:54 pm

      Thank you, it’s a lovely place to visit. The reindeer were lovely, our toddler really enjoyed searching for them along the way 🙂 Thank you for reading x

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    Mae
    9th March 2016 at 8:28 pm

    You can never go wrong with hiking to waterfalls. We have a hike planned next week to one. they are my son’s favorite and they get him motivated to move.

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      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum
      9th March 2016 at 8:29 pm

      There’s just something completely memorising and wonderful about waterfalls, I wish there were more where we live. Thank you for reading x

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    mummyhereandthere
    10th March 2016 at 6:49 pm

    How gorgeous is the waterfalls and a wonderful place to soak up the view X #pointshoot

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    chloelifeunexpected
    12th March 2016 at 7:11 pm

    I love those little reindeers! They’re so, so sweet. I’ve never heard of this place before, it looks incredibly beautiful. I love the quirky things you find like the reindeer and the coins in the tree. I love waterfalls, they are so peaceful. I could happily sit by one with hours with a flask of tea and just chill out. Your family pictures are so stunning. Thank you so much for sharing your adventures with #whatevertheweather xx

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      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum
      12th March 2016 at 10:35 pm

      Thank you, it really is a stunning place to visit. I would highly recommend it, the river by the waterfall is shallow enough to paddle in too which my toddler loved. Definitely somewhere we’re going to visit again in the summer, I can just imagine the sun beaming through the trees and glistening on the water 🙂 Thank you hosting, I really enjoy reading about everyone’s adventures outdoors xx

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    Little Fish (@LittleFishBlog)
    13th March 2016 at 5:50 am

    What a stunning waterfall! Looks like a lovely little walk – and a tea room too, sounds perfect! x

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    You Baby Me Mummy (@YouBabyMeMummy)
    14th March 2016 at 9:45 am

    Wow it looks like you had a proper adventure. That waterfall is stunning. Thanks for linking up to #PointShoot x

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    Jenny Eaves
    14th March 2016 at 7:28 pm

    It looks like you had a fantastic walk! That waterfall is gorgeous too, it really does snake downstage cliff. Love the photo of Willow on her daddy’s shoulders up close looking at the waterfall. Great idea for them to hide reindeer for you to find, it must be good to get little ones to keep walking and finding more. Thanks so much for linking your lovely walk up to #Whatevertheweather 🙂 x

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      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum
      14th March 2016 at 7:39 pm

      It was such a fun day out, the reindeers were brilliant, that’s what I love about the National Trust, they always have something to keep the kiddies entertained 🙂 thank you for hosting x

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    Lucy
    14th March 2016 at 8:29 pm

    What a stunning site! Looks like you had a great time exploring. And Hurray for National Trust cafes. #whatevertheweather

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    Whatever the Weather #34 - Monkey and Mouse
    15th March 2016 at 8:08 pm

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    Rosie @Eco-Gites of Lenault
    16th March 2016 at 6:50 am

    Ah now this is my kind of walk with lovely scenery, some natural sculptures to find, then just a bit of urban architecture to finish off with. Oh and NT tea – bliss. I have just checked on Google and it is only 45 minutes from where I am staying for a short UK break soon so I think I’ll add that to my list of places to visit 🙂 #PointShoot

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      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum
      16th March 2016 at 7:10 am

      How wonderful, you’ll have a lovely time. It really is a gorgeous place to visit, we already have plans to go back 🙂 Thank you for looking and commenting 🙂 x

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