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This circular walk through the heart of the Durham Dales visits High Force – one of the most spectacular waterfalls in England.
Surrounded by the beautiful landscape of Upper Teesdale, High Force is a genuine force of nature, cascading 21 metres into the plunge pool beneath it.
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Your route leads through pretty woodlands on the legendary Pennine Way footpath, also passing the smaller but equally stunning Low Force falls.
The falls aren’t the only highlights on this walk, however. You’ll also pass through the North Pennies Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Moor House-Upper Teesdale National Nature Reserve, home to some of the UK’s rarest plants and most iconic upland birds – everything from wildflowers and ferns to roe deer and rabbits.
This route was voted 34th in a 2017 ITV poll to find Britain’s Favourite Walk.
TOG VERDICT: Two spectacular waterfalls for the price of one on a beautiful woodland loop that follows a popular section of the Pennine Way.