A beautiful woodland walk through Forest-in-Teesdale culminates in the breathtaking sight of High Force Waterfall. Located on the River Tees in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, High Force is often (wrongly) believed to be the highest waterfall in the UK.
Plunging from a height of 21 metres (69 ft), the dramatic waterfall beautifully displays the sheer 'force' of nature. Drawing in visitors from around the world, High Force is a popular - and aptly named - attraction. The natural charm of the waterfall has appealed to distinguished visitors for hundreds of years. Such noteworthy guests include the artist J. M. W. Turner in 1816 and writer Arthur Young in 1771.
Waterfall Walk allows visitors to get even closer to the fall, for a small fee. Experienced kayakers and canoeists can take to the water (with a permit) to experience a unique perspective of nature at her finest.