As we were preparing to leave Devon, we made a final stop at the Canonteign Falls near Exeter. Home to England’s highest man-made waterfall, Canonteign Falls is a magnificent example of a Victorian folly set in a magical natural paradise. The waterfalls themselves descend for over 70 metres.
The falls are accessible by climbing 90 Victorian steps, and from bottom to top takes around an hour.
The falls were built by local miners under the direction of the 3rd Lady Exmouth after they had been made redundant from the estate’s silver mines. The climb is steep in places, but there are plenty of spots on which to
rest admire the views. Tilly scampered up like a mountain goat!
And if you’re prepared to risk your camera falling into the water, you can manage to snatch a group photo at the top.
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