Canonteign Falls

Christow, Nr Exeter, Devon, EX6 7RH

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Get ready to discover an unforgettable day. Canonteign Falls is nestled in the heart of Devon, where nature’s beauty meets family fun! You’ll explore the South West’s highest waterfall, playgrounds, trails, and surprises spread across 90 acres. If you’re looking for tranquillity, then you’ll find that too. Our moss-covered streams, lakes, ancient woodlands and meadows offer the perfect peace in a world of excitement. Explore this unique combination of adventure and serenity at Canonteign Falls. Complete with a shop and café it’s a perfect day out for the whole family.


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.  

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.  

The Labyrinth 

World-famous maze maker Adrian Fisher designed Canonteign’s Labyrinth. Seven paved rings have been set into the grass overlooking the Devon countryside.

Playgrounds and family fun

Canonteign allows children to discover nature at its best and gives parents a place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Explore the adventure playgrounds 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 Kitchen

Serves homemade food which champions local produce. Discover our seasonal lunches, homemade cakes, Devon cream teas, Barista coffee, and special children’s menu. 

Entry to the Kitchen and shop is free, and dogs are welcome inside and out.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult (16+)£11.75 per ticket
Adult (Students /Seniors 65+/Carers/NHS)£10.75 per ticket
Child (children with hidden disabilities)£7.50 per ticket
Children (age 4-15 yrs) under 4s free£8.50 per ticket
Family Day Tickets (2 adults & 2 children)£38.00 per ticket

Adults - £11.75 (age 16+ yrs) 
Adult Concessions (Students /Seniors 65+/Carers/NHS) - £10.75
Children - £8.50 (age 4-15 yrs) under 4 s free
Child Concessions - (children with hidden disabilities) £7.50 - Adult carers will qualify for an adult concession ticket.
Family day tickets - £38.00 (2 adults & 2 children, extra child £7.00)
Groups of 10+ £1.00 off the admission price. For large groups arriving by coach, please email in advance to ensure we can reserve coach parking.
1 Adult + 3 children ticket - £35

Opening Times

Open (18 Mar 2024 - 3 Nov 2024)

* Open 7 days a week between mid March and 3rd Nov.
10 am – 4pm off peak 10 am – 5 pm
During holidays and bank holidays


Attraction Facilities

  • Childrens Play Area
  • Shop

Establishment Features

  • Dog Friendly
  • Dogs-Accepted
  • On-site Restaurant/Cafe



Map & Directions

Road Directions

We advise using major routes or Google Maps to postcode EX6 7RH to find us.

Please note some SAT NAV systems can route you through minor roads.

What3Words:  Bumps.Tilts.Marathon

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 signposted Chudleigh. After 3 miles turn right following the brown tourist signs to Canonteign Falls. 







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    Recent Reviews:

    • CashierSomerset
      5 of 5 stars
      14th May 2024
      Beautiful waterfalls and woodland experience. To get to the top of the main waterfall, it is a bit of a hike and the going underfoot is a bit difficult. Not ideal if you have a mobility issue or very... Read full review
    • Vicky C
      Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
      Fantastic day out
      5 of 5 stars
      14th May 2024
      Highly recommend a trip to the falls. Brilliant day out. Excellent facilities, stunning scenery and incredibly helpful staff. We enjoyed it so much so we went back for a second visit! Very dog... Read full review
    • Ellie E
      Andover, United Kingdom
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      5 of 5 stars
      22nd May 2024
      Well worth a visit. Love the waterfalls, the area with the dinosaur statues, the fairies. Nice walk with dogs and they must be kept on lead Read full review

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