Raby

Experience the force of nature

Open daily | 9am – 4pm

High Force is one of the most impressive waterfalls in England. The River Tees has been plunging into this gorge for thousands of years but the rocks it reveals are far more ancient – with origins dating back over 300 million years!

A scenic woodland walk takes you down to the base of the falls and returns through our new magical woodland trail. Watch out for magical woodland creatures along the way. From a curious fox, moon-gazing hare and wise owl – you never know who you might meet on your travels! Take a photo in our Giant’s chair and walk across the caterpillar balancing beam.

This beautiful natural sight and woodland experience is open daily from 9 am till 4 pm, we look forward to welcoming you.

Tickets can be purchased on site or online: Admission to the falls: Adults (16+): £3, Children (4-15): £1.50, Under 4s: Free

Families and couples can pre-book their tickets online at a special discounted rate.

A  brand new adventure trail at High Force Waterfall!

A new exploratory trail has been introduced at a local natural landmark to encourage children to engage with nature and see the benefits of outdoor play.

Situated within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and UNESCO Global Geopark, the new woodland experience forms part of the circular waterfall route at High Force Waterfall.

Created by talented wood carvers, a series of intricately carved and thoughtfully designed woodland sculptures have been placed along the walking route for families to discover. From a moon-gazing hare and an observant owl to a beautiful fox and a giant caterpillar, the majestic woodland creatures have made their homes in the magical woods close by to the waterfall.

Children can also climb onto a giant’s chair, discover a living bug hotel – which has been created by Raby’s estate ranger, Andy Gibson – and spot a selection of bird boxes in the trees.

Families can pick up a complimentary activity sheet upon arrival which encourages children to engage their senses on this magical woodland adventure – listening to the sounds all around them and witnessing the delights of nature in this landmark location.

High Force Hotel 

High Force Hotel is the perfect rural retreat located in the stunning countryside of Upper Teesdale, County Durham. This scenic location is complemented by one of the UK’s most magnificent waterfalls just a few minutes’ walk away from the hotel. The hotel has recently been transformed with new individually designed en-suite bedrooms, combining country charm with fresh, modern facilities. Each guest bedroom has unique features and a carefully thought-out stylish interior. Alongside this, the hotel has a popular restaurant and serving delicious dishes from breakfast through to evening meals. High Force is an incredibly popular destination for a country walk, hearty Sunday lunch and superb stay in the most beautiful surroundings of Upper Teesdale.

High Force Hotel and Waterfall, County Durham
High Force Waterfall Winter Walk, Day out with the kids in the North East
High Force Hotel and Waterfall Winter Walk in County Durham with complimentary Children's trail

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