Canonteign Falls, Bovey Tracey, South Devon

Canonteign Falls, Bovey Tracey, South Devon

Canonteign Falls is a popular family day out on the eastern border of Dartmoor National Park

Visit 'England's highest waterfall' in the beautiful Canonteign Falls Country Park near Bovey Tracey on the eastern border of Dartmoor National Park.


Location of Canonteign Falls

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Canonteign Falls

At 220 feet, Lady Exmouth Falls is the highest waterfall in England. A circular walking trail runs from the shop and cafe by the entrance to Canonteign to the bottom of the falls. From there, the trail climbs steeply through gardens to a viewing platform appropriately named Buzzard's View. The view from Buzzard's View at the top of Lady Exmouth Falls is superb. The trail then winds back down to the main lake, shop and cafe.

Lady Exmouth Falls is named after the 3rd Lady Exmouth who had a leat diverted to form the falls when a couple of local mines closed down. This makes Lady Exmouth Falls the highest artificial waterfall in England. Lady Exmouth Falls is one of three waterfalls at Canonteign. Collectively, they are referred to as Canonteign Falls Waterfalls. Clampitt Falls is below Lady Exmouth Falls. The Secret Garden Falls are a little further east.

There's a children's play section and plenty of open grassy areas.

Near Canonteign Falls, we'd recommend the Tottiford, Trenchford & Kennick Reservoirs Circular Walk.

Bovey Tracey is to the south and Moretonhampstead to the north west.

Haldon Forest, Exeter and The English Riviera are all within easy reach.

This part of Dartmoor is lush and green and a far cry from the bleak, wet Dartmoor stereotype.