High Force Waterfall, Teesdale, Durham

High Force Waterfall, Teesdale, Durham

Tucked away in a little corner of the Raby Castle Estate, High Force Waterfall sits on the edge of the Pennines in a beautiful scenic forest.

Most local people have probably been on a school trip but have you ever been back?

High Force Waterfall Teesdale Durham

From the first moment you turn the corner in the path and get your first glimpse of the High Force Waterfall, you’ll be blown away. It stands at an impressive 21m high and the water flows through 2 sheer faces of cut rock, hitting a pool below.

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Once upon a time walk to High Force Waterfall was best suited to fair weather and dry days but thanks to the all purpose foot path it is suitable for pushchairs and mobility aids which makes it fun for all the family. It is a fairly steep gradient though so be warned and there are some steep steps involved to get to both the pool edge (26) and the very top of the falls (78).

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It’s a beautiful drive through the Durham countryside to get there and the spectacular views on the way to the falls are a well added bonus.

There is a parking fee and an admission charge, to be paid but at £5 for 2 adults + car, we think it is a great way to spend a couple of hours in the country.

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