High Force Waterfall, Middleton in Teesdale

4.3
#2 of 41 in Parks in County Durham
Must see · Waterfall · Nature / Park
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. To visit High Force Waterfall and get the most from your holiday in Middleton in Teesdale, create itinerary details personal to you using our Middleton in Teesdale trip itinerary planning app.
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  • A spectacular sight and worth the parking and entry fee to see it. A nice walk but unfortunately some access to get closer to the falls was closed off due to social distancing problems during this...  more »
  • Waterfall is a must see.One of most amazing waterfalls seen so far in Uk.Went on rainy day but it didn’t made us to regret.Short walk so easy for everyone.Only be aware of car park we paid £3 for 3h.....  more »
  • I would recommend everyone give this place a miss. As soon as you drive into the car park you are clocked on ANPR you then only have 10 mins to obtain a ticket there is only one ticket machine so if.....  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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