Opening Times

Access to Waterfall 10am to 4pm
Car Park 10am to 4pm
Refreshment Kiosk 10am to 4pm
Outdoor Dining (weekends from April 12) 10am to 4pm (pre-booking advised)
Hotel and Restaurant Reopening 17th May

High Force Waterfall is open daily from 10am to 4pm for local visitors to enjoy. High Force Hotel is currently closed in line with the latest government guidelines.

The Experience

From its rise as a trickle, high on the heather covered fells at the top of the North Pennines, to the top of the whin sill rock at Forest-in-Teesdale, the River Tees steadily grows and gathers pace, then it suddenly and spectacularly drops 21 metres into the plunge pool below. A gentle and pretty woodland walk leads you to view this spectacular sight at the base of the falls.

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High Force Waterfall
Drone image of High Force Waterfall

Outstanding Natural Beauty

High Force is surrounded by the stunning countryside of Upper Teesdale and is situated in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A variety of animal and plant life can be seen at High Force throughout the seasons, from a vast array of wildflowers, ferns and towering trees, to roe deer and rabbits.

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For families

High Force is a sight to behold, and along with a well-maintained and picturesque car park and picnic area, from which walkers can set off along many way marked routes; it makes an ideal place to stop for a picnic and a base for exploring Teesdale and the North Pennines by car, bike or on foot.

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We are following the latest government guidance to keep our visitors, staff and volunteers safe. Click HERE to read our latest update.