“Beautiful is too small a word to describe this place.” TripAdvisor Aug 2023
Discover the South West’s highest waterfall with adventure play, walks, shop and cafe; it’s the perfect day out for the whole family
Canonteign Falls is a stunning natural attraction in the heart of Devon. You’ll find playgrounds, trails and hidden surprises for family fun across 90 acres of parkland. Yet if you’re looking for peace, you’ll find that too – among our waterfalls and lakes, ancient meadows and woodland.
Escape the crowds and experience the highest waterfall in Dartmoor National Park. The climb to Lady Exmouth’s falls takes you on a journey through Canonteign’s past where natural waterfalls have existed for generations.
The Victorian Fern Garden, awarded Plant Heritage National Collection status in 2022, is a magical fern-lined hanging valley with twisting paths, babbling stream and prehistoric looking ferns. Carry on through the garden to view the Falls themselves and see the panorama of the Devon countryside at your feet.
To explore further afield, head down to the Lower Lakes for a complete contrast. These sheltered, sunny meadows are home to a series of interlocking lakes, where you can wander beside the water, over bridges and among the wildlife.
Canonteign’s Labyrinth was commissioned by world-famous maze maker Adrian Fisher. Seven paved rings have been set into the grass overlooking the Devon countryside
Playgrounds and family fun
Canonteign gives children the opportunity to discover nature at its best and parents a place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Explore the adventure playgrounds, complete with trampolines, wooden galleon, zip wire and mini assault course. Children adore the challenge of the steps up to the Falls, spotting our resident fairies and willow animals, along the way.
Canonteign Gift Shop
Our award-winning shop is filled with special artisan gifts, from homewares and toys to cards and local produce. Children love the pocket money prices and adults find it a perfect place to pick up a unique, local gift.
Serving homemade food which champions local produce. Discover our seasonal lunches, homemade cakes, Devon cream teas, Barista coffee, and special children’s menu.
Do remember that entry to the Kitchen and shop is free, and dogs are welcome inside and out.