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High Force

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Recommended by 78 out of 78 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area

Please check local regulations for: North Pennines AONB

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  • Dan Hobson

    High Force is one of England’s largest and most impressive waterfalls. Starting as a trickle high in the North Pennines, the River Tees steadily gathers pace until it drastically drops 69 feet (21 m) into the plunge pool below at High Force. When there has been a lot of rain, the waterfall is immense. However, it is a great place to visit at any time of year and there is lovely walking in the surrounding woodland.

    • May 22, 2019

  • High Force is a waterfall on the River Tees, near Middleton-in-Teesdale, Teesdale, County Durham, England. The waterfall is within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and European Geopark.

    The whole of the River Tees plunges 70 feet (21 m) over a precipice (cliff edge which is almost vertical) in two stages.

    • May 27, 2020

  • Car Parking costs £5 and access to the Waterfall from the South Bank is free.

    • May 27, 2020

  • This waterfall is a must see. It's so powerful and magnificent. There is currently a one way system in place to see the waterfall for covid but the signs are easy to follow.

    • May 27, 2021

  • Impressive waterfall with good paths.

    • July 6, 2021

  • Great view of the waterfall from here showing its power.

    • August 6, 2021

  • Beautiful views over the waterfall.

    • August 6, 2021

  • Perfect little trip for you and the kids to see such a powerful waterfall. The tracks are well-maintained so no worries about walking ability. To do the full route at a nice pace I would say about 40 min to do 1 loop.

    • January 21, 2022

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