Guided Walks and History Tour


South West’s  Highest Waterfall, Guided Walk and History Tour. Every Thursday and Sunday at 10.00 am.

The guided walk will take approximately 1.5 hours and runs every Thursday and Sunday at 10 am.

Embark on an extraordinary 1.5-hour journey to Devon’s highest waterfall while uncovering the captivating history of our private Estate nestled on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. The Estate boasts an awe-inspiring series of waterfalls and lakes steeped in centuries of rich heritage.

Strolling through these grounds means immersing yourself in over 200 years of English history, embracing seafaring traditions, mining legacies, and the Victorian passion for botany and grand garden design. This guided walk leads you through 90 Victorian Steps into our enchanting Victorian Fern Garden, onward to Lady Exmouth Waterfalls—a 19th-century man-made wonder. At the summit, a breathtaking Devonshire countryside panorama awaits.

Our experienced tour guide describes this historical tapestry throughout the 1.5-hour journey. Plus, your ticket grants full-day access to the Estate’s 90 acres, inviting you to explore at your leisure.

Why not treat yourself to a Devonshire cream tea at our charming lakeside café, which can be added to your tour.

The tour starts at 10:00 am and finishes around 11:30 am. Please bear in mind the walk includes ascending 90 Victorian steps, navigating steep and uneven terrain, requiring a moderate level of fitness. For accessibility details, please email us before your visit; we will help advise as best we can. Dogs on leads are welcome.

Join us for an unforgettable adventure combining Devon estate history and nature.

Tours are £16.75 per person or include a quintessential Devonshire cream tea for £23.50 per person. 

To guarantee your place on our weekly guided tour, please book via our website up to 24 hours before your chosen tour date. For group bookings of 5 or more, please email, as bespoke tours can be arranged. 

Today my wife and I took the guided tour through the woodland and Fern gardens to the Waterfalls. Accompanied by the excellent and knowledgeable local guide, Janet gave a charming and informative tour of the beautifully kept grounds. A great place for families, lots to do for the kids and dog friendly, it seems there’s more layers to this venue than at first appear on the website or brochure. Great facilities, beautiful gift shop and tea rooms. We ended up spending about three hours on the site and didn’t get to see all of it. Will definitely do a return visit when next in the area.”