Canonteign Falls

Canonteign Falls, Christow: Hours, Address, Canonteign Falls Reviews: 4.5/5

Canonteign Falls
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Canonteign Falls is a stunning natural attraction in the heart of Devon. Visit us for peaceful walks among the waterfalls and lakes and family fun in the gardens and playgrounds. Escape the crowds and experience the highest waterfall in Dartmoor National Park for a perfect day out in Devon for the whole family. Book tickets online before visiting.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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caz and ian
Whitley Bay, UK481 contributions
excellent
Sep 2021
Signs clearly say wear walking shoes or trainers. This is sound advice, wear them. This can be quite a steep climb, though you dont have to be above average fitness.
An excellent few hours spent here, climbing up the falls, finding out about the area, the history of the falls and looking at the scenery on the way up is a fantastic way to spend time. Views from the top are out of this world.
After the falls have a walk around the lakes, make a special effort to stop at poets corner.
There is also a cafe and a shop as well. We didnt use the cafe so cant comment.
Written 20 September 2021
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Thank you so much for your lovely review and feedback, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and so pleased you mentioned Poets' corner which is so often missed by visitors. Thank you
Written 21 September 2021
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Gerard O
Weymouth, UK645 contributions
An absolute gem, not to be missed if you are in the area
Aug 2021
My wife and I stopped here by chance on our way to Cornwall and we were so pleased that we did.
This is really a magical place, one where you could easily spend 2 to 3 hours or more-lots of people bring picnics and blankets and sit by the lakes.

If you are in the area I would definitely recommend you spend some time here
Written 14 September 2021
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Thanks so much for your lovely review, we are ideally located for a stop on route to Cornwall so I am glad you found us! Thank you for sharing your review with us.
Written 15 September 2021
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Sars560
Tamworth, UK89 contributions
Absolutely STUNNING
Sep 2021 • Family
This place really took my breath away... its stunning and unlike other similar places this one has lots to spot and look at all the way round for young and old alike. Lovely grounds, reasonable price and has a cafe with ample seating in beautiful surroundings. Honestly would recommend this or visit again if we were ever in the area. A must for photographers as there are so many amazing opportunities.
Written 13 September 2021
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Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for sharing your experience.
Written 15 September 2021
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Sian P
Southampton, UK277 contributions
Breathtaking views and falls.
Sep 2021 • Couples
So worth the trip to the falls. It’s the tallest waterfall in England. The views at the top are breathtaking. The falls were just incredible. I would go back again. Such a lovely morning spent.
Written 11 September 2021
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Thank you so much for your lovely review we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. I hope to see you again one day !
Written 12 September 2021
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Kev & Stacey
Chichester, UK136 contributions
Fantastic, great value for money
Sep 2021 • Couples
We spent a great sunny morning, climbing through the woods and fern garden to the top of the falls, looking for the faeries in the trees and chilling out by the lakes. Lots of interesting things to take in, really friendly staff, reasonably priced cafe (with HUGE portions of chips and local cider!) Lovely to see all the eco attractions - the green ship, beehives, wooden adventure park for children, lots of signs pointing out wildlife, etc. Not sure why people think its overpriced when many other places charge a lot more for a lot less. The walk to the falls is steep, but take your time - there were many people less mobile than us up there and plenty of benches to rest on the way and a great view from the top. Dog friendly. Staff were all a credit to you. Fab day out - well done!
Written 7 September 2021
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Thank you so much for your lovely review it is so great to hear this feed back after a busy season, I will definitely feed this back to our staff, we really appreciate it. We hope to see you again one day for another Canonteign Falls adventure.
Written 10 September 2021
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kes197832
Saltford, UK14 contributions
Perfect pit stop on our way back from Cornwall
Sep 2021 • Family
Fantastic place! Sadly we could only spend a couple of hours exploring but we could easily have spent a whole day. Ideal spot to stretch our legs & for kids to run around to break up the long car journey back from Cornwall. Short (steep) walk up to the falls and back was fine with two kids (5&8yrs) - particularly loved spotting the fairies hidden in the trees. Lovely ponds to feed the ducks (& duck food), bee hives & orchard. Brilliant & extensive play area for adventurous kids including obstacle course, wooden climbing frame etc Cannot recommend highly enough.
Café was disappointing & expensive though so do bring a picnic if you can - some lovely picnic spots - but save room for the delicious local ice cream from the snack bar!
Written 4 September 2021
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Thank you for your lovely review we really appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback and are so happy to hear you had a great day.
Written 6 September 2021
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DipaP
London, UK61 contributions
Beautiful area to visit
Sep 2021 • Family
We had a lovely afternoon here. You can see some small waterfalls before the large falls themselves. If you have mobility issues, see the first small one as the path to the larger main falls is full of tree roots and very uneven.
There are 2 nice play areas for the children. Lakes are ok but seem somewhat murky. Overall a pleasant time here.
Written 4 September 2021
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We are so glad you enjoyed your day with us, thank you for taking the time to review us,
Written 6 September 2021
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Todor T
1 contribution
The best end of our holiday
Sep 2021
We've had a wonderful time. We love all outdoors activities and the walk up to the hill to watch the waterfall was amazing full with great views and places to see. We were with my father in law which is old and all the benches all the way up and down were helpful for him to be able climb up and down the hill. There is plenty of what to do with kids so they to be entertained also. We definitely recommend this place for everyone which love the nature.
Written 1 September 2021
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Thank you for your glowing review we really appreciate hearing your feedback and are so happy you enjoyed your visit!
Written 6 September 2021
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helbax
Lichfield252 contributions
Lovely afternoon at Canonteign Falls
Sep 2021 • Family
Having visited Okehampton Castle in the morning, we had a shortlist of 3 places to visit in the afternoon. Very pleased we plumped for Canonteign. Easy to book tickets online; we booked at lunchtime for a 2.30pm slot. Plenty of parking. First stop the falls. Lovely path up through the woods & the fern garden. Quite steep in places but there are lots of benches to stop for a quick breather. I'd recommend sensible shoes. The view from Buzzard's View at the top is stunning. Once back down, there are plenty of other things to see. We enjoyed a peaceful stroll around the lower lakes, visited the standing stones & Poet's Corner. The mini assault course looked great for younger kids. We finished the visit with ice cream & a cold beer in the lovely courtyard. No problems with navigation as I was given a free map on arrival. Delightful, peaceful place, well worth a visit. Dog-friendly.
Written 1 September 2021
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Thanks so much for such a lovely and thorough review we are thrilled your enjoyed your afternoon with us!
Written 6 September 2021
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Kiri Deacon
Burgess Hill, UK36 contributions
Good experience, poor cafe.
Aug 2021 • Family
Good experience, walk was good. Very steep! We had a newborn baby which we used a carrier which was no problem. Cafe was poor, cream tea was £5, 1 scone received which was flat and very dry- very expensive. Sandwich was dry with minimal filling, however panini was good. Personally would advise a picnic as there’s plenty of space to eat it. Also great parks fir kids up to 12 ish.
Written 28 August 2021
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Thanks so much for your review, we really appreciate it although I am sorry your food was not up to standard. We do have some great reviews for our cafe food but I will feedback your comments to the staff. As you say we do have so many picnic spots and we welcome picnics. Thanks for taking the time to feedback.
Written 29 August 2021
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