Visiting Us for the Day
High Force is an incredible sight at any time of the year, however the Winter months can be when you are able to see it at its most powerful, especially after heavy rainfall when it flows with tremendous force. If we have had a prolonged period of severe cold, you might even be lucky enough to see it freeze.
Please remember to keep hold of your tickets, as you will need to present to the attendant along the route.
Admission to the falls: Adults (16+): £2.50, Children (5-15): £1, Under 5s: Free
Admission fees apply to help us maintain the footpaths and walkways and keep routes safe and open throughout the year. It also ensures our staff can clear litter and helps us to reduce our impact on the local environment by working with nature to protect sensitive wildlife. We are committed to preserving and protecting our site for future generations to enjoy.
If you are coming to visit us at the High Force Hotel and Waterfall, we have a 24-hour car park available right outside the Hotel. Please note, this is managed by an external company and there is a charge to use the car park, unless you are staying at the Hotel overnight. However, if you are coming for a meal in our restaurant and spend more than £10, you can also claim back the cost of parking.
Prices are £3 for 3 hours, or £6 for 6 hours and tickets can be purchased at the ticket machine, on the parking app or at the Hotel. If you would like all-day parking please pay inside the Hotel.
We have a limited number of caravan and motorhome spaces available. These need to be pre-booked in advance for a charge of £12 per night.
If you have any difficulty with parking at High Force, please ask our friendly team for assistance, or contact us by phone on 01833 622336.
Safety & Access
High Force can be extremely dangerous and unforgiving by nature; you must respect its tremendous power. Children and pets should be kept under close supervision at all times, especially at the water’s edge.
In the interests of the safety of all our guests, visitors and staff, we respectfully ask that you follow all safety advice and instructions during your visit. At certain times the gate leading from the viewing gallery down to the water’s edge may be closed for visitor safety.
We ask visitors never to enter the water for any reason. The water levels can change suddenly and without warning, the current is extremely powerful even for experienced swimmers.
Please keep to the footpaths at High Force. We are lucky enough to be situated in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in addition to which, Natural England have designated much of our site a SSSI, this means a site of Special Scientific Interest. As custodians we are tasked with protecting the site and it’s sensitive nature and wildlife. Please help us to do this by following the site notices and keeping to the footpaths. Please ensure that you use the litter bins provided along the route, litter can cause serious problems for our wildlife and waterways.
Dogs are very welcome along all of the footpaths but to protect the sensitive plants and wildlife, please keep dogs on a lead during your visit. Be especially careful with dogs around the car park area, not only for the safety of your dog but also to protect livestock in adjoining fields.
We encourage our guests and visitors to take pictures of the wonderful scenery around us and we would love for you to share them with us too on our social media pages. Find us on:
Prior permission must be sought from the Raby Estate for any commercial photography or filming.
The use of drones on or above the ground at High Force is strictly prohibited without express prior permission, this is to protect the health and safety of all visitors and staff. Drones have also been known to cause disturbances to wildlife and birds. Anyone caught flying a drone will be asked to leave by our staff.
For further information please see our frequently asked questions