Canonteign Falls

Christow, Nr Exeter, Devon, EX6 7AD

Tel: 01647 252434

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Canonteign Falls


Canonteign Falls will be re-opening for the season on Monday 18th March 2024. 

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 garden lovers, the Victorian Fern Garden is an historic snapshot of the 19th Century craze for ferns and fairies.  Climb up through ancient woodland via the original 99 steps into a magical landscape  before  carrying on to view the Falls themselves and see the panorama of the Devon countryside at your feet.  Return down to the Lakes and explore all seven as they meander across the meadows, providing habitats for a profusion of wildlife.

For families, Canonteign gives children the opportunity to roam free, and parents a place to escape the hustle and bustle of normal life.  Explore the adventure playgrounds, complete with trampolines, wooden galleon, zip wire and mini assault course before visiting the cafe to refuel for the next activity.  Children adore the challenge of the steps up to the Falls, spotting our resident fairies and Terence the T-Rex along the way.

With a bee garden, Roald Dahl inspired living “green ship”, poet’s corner, standing stones and 90 acres of ancient meadows and woodland, you’ll find plenty of quiet spots to make your own

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Age 16+ years£11.75 per person per day
Child (4-15 years)£8.50 per person per day
Children under 4Free
Concession (Student, 65+, NHS, Blue Light)£10.75 per person per day
Family Day Ticket (2 adults and 2 children)£38.00 per person per day
Guided walk & History tour - 90min walk & day entry£16.75 per person per day
Guided Walk, History Tour and Devonshire Cream£23.50 per person per day

Wheelchair users - due to the limited accessibility, we offer free entry to wheelchair users and their carers.

Dogs are welcome at no extra charge, please make sure they are kept on a lead at all times due to the abundance of wildlife and rocky outcrops.

Groups of 10 and over £1 off admission price

Annual Membership (seasonal opening times apply)
Entitles you to unlimited visits per season, 10% off in the café and shop, early bird tickets for events, special member-only offers and half-price entry for up to 2 friends per visit.

Adults £32.00
Children (4 - 15 years) £22.00
Concession (Students, Seniors 60+, Carers, NHS) £30.00
Family (2 adults + 2 children) £95 (extra child £15)



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      Road Directions

      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.



      • Accept Children over 7


      • Guide Dogs Permitted
      • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
      • Ramp/Level Access
      • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


      • Picnic Site
      • Restaurant

      Children & Infants

      • Accept Children Over 3

      Establishment Features

      • Dogs-Accepted
      • Event venue
      • Toilets

      Key Features

      • Approx length of visit
      • Forest Location
      • In countryside
      • Max group size
      • Min group size
      • Outdoor Attraction

      Parking & Transport

      • Coach Parking
      • Parking (free)
      • Parking On Site

      Payment Methods

      • American Express accepted
      • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
      • Booking essential
      • Special group rates

      Specialist Features

      • Family Fun
      • Marketed towards children
      • Marketed towards families
      • Marketed towards senior citizens
      • Marketed towards student/youth

      Tours and Demonstrations

      • Educational Visits Accepted

      Venue Facilities

      • Groups Accepted

      Opening Times

      Canonteign Falls (15 Mar 2024 - 29 Oct 2024)

      * Canonteign Falls is now closed for the Winter, re-opening on Monday 18th March.


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      • Devon TourismDevon's Top Attractions - Cafe of the Year Devon's Top Attractions - Cafe of the Year 2023

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