Lyford Gorge is a picturesque National Trust area located in the heart of rural Devon. A 3 mile trek, it is probably the most stunning walk I have been on in the UK. In fact, it didn’t feel like I was in the UK at all. It felt more like I was in a tropical rainforest, with hot humid weather and monsoon rainfall, beautiful waterfalls and dramatic cliff edges.
In contrast, when in the small village of Lydford, I felt exactly like I was in England. It boasts a cute little traditional English pub, a ruined castle (that was actually used as a prison), a beautiful traditional church and gorgeously picturesque cottages lining the small street that makes up the village. It’s a village full of beauty and history, yet surprisingly relatively untouched by tourism. A real pleasure to see, and certainly one of those little hidden treasures that I love to discover when traveling!
Like the English countryside? Try reading the book below for inspiration!