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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  • Well worth the trip. High force is fairly easy to get to from Middleton in Teasdale. Good parking at the top and about a 10 minutes slow walk for adults and children.  more »
  • With just an approximately 30 minutes and very easy and relaxing hike, you arrive at a spectacular waterfall that captivates you. Normally there are two waterfalls but, sadly, when we visited there wa...  more »
  • The waterfall itself is nice to view although we were blocked off from going over the top of it due to health and safety and also the gate to go down was also shut (it said it shut at 5 and it was onl...  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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