Activities

As with most villages, many activities, but not all, centre on the village hall. Lydford’s village Hall is the Nicholls Hall

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Nicholls Hall

For Nicholls Hall Bookings please phone Sue Holland on 820263

Art Group
Nicholl’s Hall every Monday 6.30 pm-9.30 pm Details 820589

Badminton Club meets every Tuesday. 7.30pm – 8.30pm (Juniors)
8.30pm onwards (Seniors)

Bell Ringing with St Petrocks Tower Bell Ringers. Our aim is to ring the bells for church services, weddings etc as required. We practice on Tuesday evenings meeting at 7.30 pm until 9.00 pm and experienced ringers are always welcome. If you would like to learn to ring the bells, please come down and meet us on a Tuesday evening and we can arrange tuition for you. Contact Geoffrey Baker on 01822 820308 for more information

The Cricket Club would welcome anyone who has an interest in cricket, particularly new players. For all enquiries concerning Lydford CC please contact David Hocking on 01837 861376 or Graham Pengelly on 01822 820296

Cycling – Lydford is at the southern end of the Granite Way, where cyclists can follow the path of the old London & South Western Railway Line, north towards Okehampton, passing over both the spectacular granite Lake viaduct and England’s tallest steel viaduct at Meldon.

The Jubilee seat on The Granite Way

Tuesday Drop in at Nicholls Hall Drop In for coffee and homemade cakes. 10.30 am
Light lunches served 12.30 pm All welcome.

Wednesdays NEW – Fun and Fitness Hour. 8 pm – 9pm. Cost £4 per class. Tone up for Christmas with Jenny Schlisske. 8 weeks starting 21 st September and after that …

Tuesdays Don’t forget the weekly QUIZ at the Castle Inn. Tone up your knowledge!! 9.30 pm, 50p per person. All profits go to Lydford School.

Short Mat Bowls on Thursdays at 7.30pm. Wanted – New Players.

Sports Field – For many sports. To see the minutes of the sports field AGM click here.

Swimming – while Lydford has no official pool of its own. many residents and visitors take the short walk to Black Rock where the brave can cool down in the many pools formed in this stretch of the Lyd.

The Crawford Family cooling off in the pools beneath Black Rock during the record breaking summer of 2003

Table Tennis on Fridays from 2pm to 4pm

Walking – With easy access to 365 square miles of Dartmoor, the walker is spoilt for choice. The Gorge and Lydford Forest offer great walks in complete contrast to the moorland. (links to a town walk, medium walk to Widgery Cross and Black Rock and a long walk to Bleak House, the Rattlebrook Railway and back via Fox & Hounds and the Granite Way. A long walk from another web site. Info on rights of way from Devon County Council.)

Yoga Classes on Thursdays 2.30pm to 4pm.

Youth Club Please take this link to read the minutes of the extraordinary general meeting 2004

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activities

‘Drop In’ at Nicholls Hall 11.30 am to 1.30 pm – Every Tuesday. Coffee and light lunch (served from 12.30pm) and a chat. Short Mat Bowls, Table Tennis, neighbourhood Watch info. books, videos, cards, bric-a brac available.
Come and meet the new faces in the village. Put a face to a name or voice on the phone.