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. Use our Middleton in Teesdale trip itinerary planning app to add High Force Waterfall and other attractions to your Middleton in Teesdale vacation plans.
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  • Loved the scenery on the easy walk to the waterfall. £1.50 per adult. Was a cold day with light snow still on the ground making for photography delight. Icicles hanging and water in full flow.  more »
  • We saw both falls and really enjoyed the walk. A cold March afternoon walking was fantastic. So exciting to see the amount of water and hear the noise it made! Walking boots a must. Was very wet and m...  more »
  • After a 10minute walk on icy snowy paths we reached the waterfall. WOW what a view. Unfortunately with the horrendous weather that Middleton-in-Teesdale has had the gates were locked for public safety...  more »
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  • This waterfall is a fantastic spectacle. There's a 15-20 minute walk to the waterfall from the car park, and the last bit has some fairly steep steps. If you're prepared to clamber (at your own risk) across the rocks near the viewing platform, you can get an even better view. Beware the midges though. We got bitten to pieces after using this as our lunch stop.
  • It's a great place to venture... Don't forget parking charges do apply & if you want to travel down to the foot if the falls you've also to buy tickets for that privilege.. "adding up isn't it" Anyway there's miles of walkways, great views clean air... beautiful scenery. You can venture to low force & more... you can join treks from high force to coldrens snout another water fall... this one you can climb up along side the falls itself "very easy... not suited for very young children to be very safe" It's certainly well worth the trip... even if you just want a nice picnic
  • The recent rainfall helped to make this an impressive display. Well maintained path down from the carpark makes for relatively easy access to the waterfall. For those a bit more agile you can scramble over the rocks to the water edge. Worth a visit if you are exploring the beautiful local area.
  • High Force was amazing! I've only been once as it's a little bit far for me to travel regularly however I'd love to go again, the rocky area at the bottom of the waterfall makes a great photo spot.
  • Worth visiting. Plenty of parking.Walk to the waterfall down the path is suitable for all ages. Lots of photo opportunities. Downside were swarms of midges that bite - pick a time in the year when there aren't any.

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