Walking

Low Force and Holwick Geotrail

Low Force and Holwick Geotrail

A 4km (2.5 mile) walk exploring landscape, rocks, fossils and mines in Upper Teesdale.

This landscape, which has been 300 million years in the making, has been shaped by tropical seas, molten rock, glacial movement and more recently by people.

This circular walk will introduce to some of the special features of this landscape associated with these processes. By spotting clues in the fields, walls, crags and River Tees you’ll find out how to read the landscape and discover more about its fascinating past.

Start location: Starting from Bowlees Visitor Centre,  Newbiggin-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XE (NY906282)
Terrain: Off-road sections, on-road sections, fields, stiles.

Bowlees Visitor Centre has a donate and display car park, accessible toilets, picnic areas, a café, information centre, gift shop, wildlife garden and nature activities. The High Force Hotel is a short distance away.

Download this trail from the menu on the right. It is also available in the Geotours App, including additional audio content.

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