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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  • Went along to high force with friends one sunday afternoon. The car park ticket machine was out of order but we paid in the pub instead to a lovely stroll along along to see high force. Lots of...  more »
  • About 5 miles along the Pennine Way from Middleton in Teesdale and you reach High Force. You reach Low Force before you get to High Force. Good path, but many stiles particularly on early part of the....  more »
  • Having paid my parking fee of £3 for 3 hours, and my entry fee of £1:50 per head to visit a natural phenomena, we set off to walk to High Force. A good solid path snaking round the side of the...  more »
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  • Great waterfall it is but be very, very careful about parking there. Minimum charge is £3 for 3 hours. They counting time from when you entered parking (some limited time to buy ticket given) to leaving it by cameras and even a minute late you will be charged £100. My advice to park along the road near to the Low Force Waterfalls or anywhere else and then walk to the High Force. Easy and hassle free walk instead of stress because you could be late.
  • Paid for the public car park but later found we could have redeemed this against the entry to the waterfall. The path to High Force is well maintained and an easy walk and the waterfall itself totally stunning (a dramatic plunge so unlike Aysgarth's more gentle incline). Would imagine it could become very crowded in high season but on a weekday in May we had it almost to ourselves. Whilst there don't miss the 'human sundial' in the car park. Really fascinating for both adults and children!
  • Landscapes for the soul. Well worthy of a visit. Easy accessibility to the Fabulous High Force water fall. Alternatively you can take a slightly longer route and cross the river a little way down stream and view from above.
  • Car park is either £3 for 3 hours or £6 for 6 hours no increments in between. There is a £100 fine if you overstay or if you don't get a ticket within 10 minutes of entering the car park. There is free parking 500m down the road or park at the Bowlees Visitor Centre at the Low Force end for free!!! Don't bother with a £1.50 per person ticket to walk across the road to see High Force as you can walk 50m down the road down some steps, cross the river at the bridge, turn right and walk 10 mins to a fantastic view point of the fall on the other side of the river for free! There are toilets and a small shop as well as the local hotel/pub adjacent to the main car park..
  • Stunning waterfall very powerful and quite a sight! Walked from low force where the parking is cheaper as its a donation and well its a nice walk also!
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