In a landscape carved out in the last Ice Age over 12,000 years ago, the Becky Falls waterfall sits at the heart of the park in a stunning boulder strewn valley. The waterfall itself is 70ft high and over 35ft wide in parts where the Becka Brook runs between the huge granite boulders and onward down the Bovey valley. Although the main falls are spectacular there are many smaller falls along the length of the brook for you to enjoy. Our waterfall is entirely natural and is especially stunning after recent rain fall.
Becky Falls is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
A SSSI is a formal conservation designation. Becky Falls is an area that’s of particular interest to science due to the rare species of fauna and flora it contains. It is home to important geological and physiological features that may lie in its boundaries.
Becky Falls contains important habitats such as it's waterways and woodland. We are proud have both Ancient Woodland and Ancient Trees. Becky Falls as an SSSI has been declared to have high conservation value, and this needs to be protected. Hence dogs must be on leads and we ask visitors to stay on the designated paths.
Take time to explore over 50 acres of woodland and streams which are rich in wildlife. There are three trails to enjoy. The Blue Trail is a gentler walk through the ancient oak woodland and is where you'll find our Children's Nature Challenge. The Red Trail is where you will discover our stunning waterfall and its dramatic 70ft cascade at the heart of the park. Why not have a go at our notoriously fun boulder scramble and if you enjoy that, carry on to the Purple Trail for views of the beautiful lower falls on more rugged terrain.
Find the Nature Trail Challenge signs on your way around the Blue Trail. Families of all ages have great fun discussing the questions on their way to the next board where you'll find the answers. There's also a little activity to complete to earn your FREE PRIZE!
Our knowledgable keepers hold Meet-the-Keeper talks every hour from 11am-4pm. These vary daily so check the 'What's On' board when you arrive for the days events. These talks are a great opportunity to learn about our animals from the people who care for them. Watch the animals being fed or enjoying their favourite activities.
We have a licensed cafe serving a selection of burgers, panini's and pasties. Including gluten free and vegan options.
We also have a lovely gift shop and toilet facilities.
Ample free parking including larger spaces for camper vans and busses.
We are very dog friendly here at Becky Falls. Dogs are allowed everywhere except inside the Animal Discovery Zone.
Please note that we operate a strict ‘dogs on leads’ rule for theirs, our animals, and the wildlife’s safety.
Becky Falls offers a very warm welcome to schools and other children’s educational groups. With woodland walks offering three levels of difficulty, a visit can be tailored to your group’s ability and needs.
The park makes a great place to explore and learn about geography, natural history, science, literature, or just for a great, fun-filled day out!
Yes! Dogs on leads are very welcome here. The only area they cannot enter is the Animal Discovery Zone.
No. We are a Site of Special Scientific Interest and therefore the woodland is completely natural with tree roots, boulders, steep steps etc. If you don’t have your own child carrier these are available on loan free of charge (a returnable deposit required). Collect one from the Gift Shop.
No. We are a small family business. Pippa and Paul live and work here and both their adult children (Emily & Adam) work here too.
We operate to a maximum capacity therefore we strongly recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment during peek times.
Booking online will also speed up your entry into the park.
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Running wild since 1903