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High Force Waterfall, Middleton in Teesdale

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A majestic waterfall, High Force Waterfall cascades over the River Tees. An impressive sight, the falls drop for 21.5 m (71 ft). A gently-sloping gravel path, the falls are only a short walk from a bus stop, car park, and picnic area. For a longer walk (about 2 hours), begin your journey from the south of the river at Holwick. Stop to view the Low Force Falls, and follow the river until you reach the larger waterfall. After visiting the falls, enjoy a drink and meal at the pub located next to the car park. Be sure to bring your camera for stunning photographs. By using our Middleton in Teesdale tour planner, you can arrange your visit to High Force Waterfall and other attractions in Middleton in Teesdale.
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  • This is somewhere to visit at any time of the year, I've seen it frozen, in full flood and during a hot summer almost dry 
  • The waterfalls are at the end of a short 10 minute walk, it's reasonably level and a pretty easy path to walk. The waterfall itself is spectacular, we went twice, the first time the path down to the b...  more »
  • High force is a good place to visit an time of the year, when it's really cold the waterfall freezes into a giant icicle, in the spring and autumn when it's in full flow it looks spectacular although ...  more »
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  • Beautiful waterfall, made even more spectacular on the day as it was snowing.
  • A really good sight to see. Costs about £2 per adult to pay for the upkeep of the path to the waterfall.
  • Spectacular, definitely the most impressive waterfall I have seen in the UK. Parking is £2.00 at the High Force Hotel with access to the waterfall a further £1.50 paid either at the gift shop or honesty box by the entrance. You then follow a path down for around 600m to the base of the waterfall. You can also get a good view from the Pennine Way on the opposite side of the river by following the footpath South East of the car park entrance over the river. Lots of midges about when I visited (July) so be prepared.
  • Good carparking, reasonable toilets, well signposted, easily accessible Fantastic View. Cracking little hotel adjacent friendly staff good food reasonable prices.
  • Great place for walking sadly the toilet is locked when shop and attendant is not there