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Canonteign Falls

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Important Notice: We are now CLOSED for the Winter

We are now closed for the Winter. Re – opening for 2024 on Monday 18th March


“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. 

Fern Garden 

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.  

Lower Lakes

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.  

New Labyrinth at Canonteign falls

The Labyrinth 

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.


Canonteign Kitchen

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.


Frequently Asked Questions

When is Canonteign Falls open?

We are open 9.30 am to 5pm during school holidays last entry is 4.00pm. and 10 am – 4 pm during term time with last entry at 3.00pm.

How much is entry to Canonteign Falls?

Adults £9.75, Children (age 4-15) £7.50, Adult Concessions (students, seniors 65+, carers, NHS) £8.75. Child concessions (children with hidden disabilities) £6.50 – adult carers will qualify for a concession ticket. Family day tickets £32 (2 adults & 2 children, extra child £6). Groups of 10+ £1 off admission price. Wheelchair users free entry due to limited accessibility

Is Canonteign Falls dog friendly?

Dogs are welcome free of charge but must remain on the lead for the safety of our wildlife. We have water bowls and treats available.

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Myself, my husband, 2 kids and grandparents visited here whilst on holiday in the area.

We all absolutely loved it, was great value for money and the kids loved the fairy walk and the addition of the T Rex dinosaur was a hit with my son.

We went at lunchtime and stayed for about 3.5 hours. Beautiful walks, views from the top are gorgeous – lovely cafe on site and local ice cream. Playground also for the kids at the end. Great way to spend an afternoon and a must see attraction if you’re visiting the area.

Emma C - Chester

What a stunning place! The walk through the woods to the waterfall is magical and the view from the top is spectacular.

Ruby’s coffee in the cafe is excellent – and a great accompaniment to the home-baked cakes.

We will be going again!

Peter W - Guildford

How To Find Us

From the M5/A38 North:
Follow signs for Plymouth. Leave the A38 at the Teign Valley exit. Turn right off the slip road and drive over the A38. Take the next right almost immediately signed Dunsford/Teign Valley (the B3193). Drive along this road for 3 miles and follow the brown tourist signs to Canonteign Falls.

From the A38 South:
Take the Teign Valley exit and turn left off the slip road.
Take the next right almost immediately signed Dunsford/Teign Valley (the B3193) and follow directions above.

From Exeter:
Either join the A38 heading south or take the B3212 towards Moretonhampstead, passing through Longdown. Turn left after 2 miles signposted to Christow. When you reach a T junction turn left onto the B3193 sign posted Chudleigh. After 3 miles turn right following the brown tourist signs to Canonteign Falls.

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