Walking

High Force and Bowlees Geotrail

High Force and Bowlees Geotrail

This 4-5 mile (6.5-8km) circular walk, from Bowlees Visitor Centre or High Force Hotel car park, will introduce you to some of the special features of the landscape around High Force and Low Force waterfalls.

You’ll discover rocks with dramatic origins, ice age features, ancient settlements, lead mining heritage and wonderful wildlife.

Start location: Circular walk which can be started from Bowlees Visitor Centre (NY 907 282 / DL12 0XE) or High Force car park (NY 885 286 / DL12 0XH) in Upper Teesdale.

Terrain: Off-road sections, steep sections.

Nearby there is car parking, cycle parking, disabled access, a café, a shop, a pub and accessible toilet facilities.

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