We thought that while Canonteign Falls is closed, we’d have some fun with a creative writing competition.

Write a short story (no more than 100 words) or a poem based around your last visit to Canonteign Falls and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and age.

There are two categories:  
12-16 yrs                                                                                                                                           

The winning entry will receive a free family ticket to Canonteign Falls when we re-open.

Check out our stories on instagram and facebook for some inspiration.


Abseil 220ft down England's highest waterfall, Canonteign Falls near Exeter, Devon for the Royal British Legion !

The waterfall is situated on the edge of Dartmoor's National Park, in the heart of Devon's Teign Valley, offering some of the most spectacular waterfall and woodland scenery in Devon – absolutely stunning!

Why not get a group of friends/family or work colleagues together to take part and make a weekend of it.

No experience is necessary and full training will be given by our professional abseil suppliers on the day. However we do emphasise this is an extreme challenge. You will need to be fit to take part as there is a 15 minute walk up to the top of the waterfall area. You must be confident on your feet to be able to get to the top!

Minimum age to take part is 14 years old. All children taking part under the age of 18yrs, must have a signed parent/guardian consent form and must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian on the day of the abseil. Maximum weight is 20 stone (due to harness sizes)

Please note, bookings for Saturday 27th June will be filled first. 10am start. Family and friends of the participent will receive reduced entry price of £4 into Canonteign Falls so they can come along and make a day of it. Entry to the shop and cafe is free. Dogs are welcome on leads.

TO BOOK/further info: https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/things-to-do/events/canonteign-waterfalls-abseil

Our 220ft Lady Exmouth waterfall and cascading streams are featured in BBC ones Gold Digger series where they make an incredible backdrop for this episode of the gritty thiller.  Look out for us in episode 5 on screens Tuesday Dec 10th and available on IPlayer.  See a clip here