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Lydford Gorge

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Lydford Gorge

Hi, not sure if this is the correct forum, but we will be leaving Penzance in Cornwall to drive to Oxford. Wondering if anyone knows if the gorge would be a good stop along the way for a couple of hours. The literature says "challenging". Does that mean scrambling over rocks, etc., or easily manageable for 2 relatively fit seniors? Wouldn't want to allow more than 2 hrs to do the walk?

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Guy, ignore the silly advice in post 1. It's spam and is likely soon to disappear.

Have you seen this link which describes the walk in a bit of detail?

bbc.co.uk/devon/…lydford_gorge.shtml

Be mindful of the fact that the drive alone will be over 5 hours, possibly six or seven if there are hold ups or if you want to add a rest break between Lydford Gorge and Oxford.

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It might be worth reposting on the Devon forum.

There are various walks there some tougher than others. If you want to stay within 2 hours then I'd choose one of the shorter options. Personally I would recommend hiking boots. The terrain varies depending which route you take but can involve slippery rock surfaces, and there are steep climbs, wet weather makes it more challenging.

Edited: 18 September 2016, 08:30
Dingle, Ireland
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No, it's not the correct forum, it is not in London is it.

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"Challenging" really does mean challenging, and certainly not "easily manageable" whether you're reasonably fit or not.

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Hi Guy155021,

I have moved the topic on your behalf to the Devon Forum. I hope you find the information you need to plan your upcoming travels.

Best regards,

Joanne

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Assuming you have a good amount of time for your journey, taking out 2 hours for a walk at Lydford Gorge sounds like a great idea to me. Or make it 3 and have lunch in the lovely Castle Inn.

Good walking boots are a must indeed as can be slippy. Devil's Caldron is spectacular!

Enjoy

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