GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

High Force Waterfall

7 miles (11 km)

Visit the spectacular Low Force and High Force waterfalls on this waterside walk in the North PenninesArea of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The walk starts from the Bowlees Visitor Centre, where parking is available. A short walk from here takes you to the River Tees and the 18 foot (5.5m)Low Force Waterfall. Here you cross a bridge over the river and pick up the Pennine Way, following it west through riverside woodland to High Force Waterfall. It's one of the biggest waterfalls in England and a spectacular sight with the water dropping 70 feet (21m) into a plunge pool below. From here you can return to the start point the same way or follow other bridleways and footpaths through the countryside.
If you'd like to extend your walk you could continue west along the Pennine Way to Cow Green Reservoir and Cauldron Snout waterfall.

High Force Waterfall Postcode

DL12 0XF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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