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High Force Waterfall

  • Middleton
  • Outdoor
  • Ages 9+
  • National Parks

Attraction Information

High Force Waterfall, England's largest waterfall, suddenly and spectacularly drops 70 feet into the plunge pool below!

The pretty woodland walk is approximately 1/3 of a mile, with several resting points along the way. It is a gently sloping gravel path. As you begin the descent down the gentle slope the well maintained path twists and turns giving a different view every few yards. The muffled rumble suddenly turns to a roar and the sight astounds you.

The waterfall is accessible via a well-maintained gravel path, which may pose difficulties for wheelchair users. Strong companions are advised.

There are approximately 26 steps down to the viewing area at the base of the falls; wheelchair users can view the falls from the top of the steps. There are also approximately 78 steps leading to the top of the waterfall, however there is no access onto the rocks at the top of the waterfall itself.

Designated disabled parking spaces are located closer to the woodland walk and to the gift shop and toilets.

Opening hours

Easter - October
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

November - Easter
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00


General Admission
Adults (16+): £1.50
Kids (5-15): £0.50

Travel & Contact Information


Forest in Teesdale, Middleton, County Durham, DL12 0QG, England

Phone number

01833 640209



Click here to visit High Force Waterfall's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, snacks are available.

No, High Force Waterfall is not wheelchair friendly.

No, High Force Waterfall have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

High Force Waterfall has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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