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High Force

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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

  • John Lincoln

    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

  • John Lincoln

    Car Parking costs £5, access to the Waterfall from the South Bank is free

    • May 27, 2020

  • The Wandering Fiona

    This waterfall is a must see. Its 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

  • Mike Dempsey

    Impressive waterfall, with good paths

    • July 6, 2021

  • The Wandering Fiona

    Great view of the waterfall from here showing its power

    • August 6, 2021

  • The Wandering Fiona

    Beautiful views over the waterfall

    • August 6, 2021

  • Adam Bage

    Great location for a cold drink or a cuppa overlooking the waterfall!

    • September 12, 2021

  • Adam Bage

    Beautiful walk but incredibly popular with the locals.

    • September 12, 2021

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  • Easy
    01:56
    4.42 mi
    2.3 mph
    325 ft
    350 ft
  • Easy
    01:40
    3.89 mi
    2.3 mph
    225 ft
    225 ft
  • Easy
    01:42
    3.95 mi
    2.3 mph
    225 ft
    225 ft
  • Easy
    00:53
    2.02 mi
    2.3 mph
    150 ft
    150 ft
  • Intermediate
    02:35
    5.89 mi
    2.3 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
  • Intermediate
    03:27
    7.87 mi
    2.3 mph
    600 ft
    600 ft
  • Intermediate
    03:11
    7.28 mi
    2.3 mph
    550 ft
    550 ft
  • Intermediate
    04:35
    10.5 mi
    2.3 mph
    775 ft
    775 ft
  • Difficult
    05:06
    12.0 mi
    2.3 mph
    600 ft
    600 ft
  • Difficult
    07:09
    15.9 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,600 ft
    1,625 ft
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Location: County Durham, England, United Kingdom

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