Explore a peaceful landscape of moors and hills, valleys, waterfalls and rivers dotted with picturesque villages and historic market towns.
Breathe the fresh, clean air of the English countryside and admire the splendour of the Durham Dales and North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The peace and tranquillity of the woodland walk from Bowlees Visitor Centre is soon broken by the distant rumble of High Force – England’s highest uninterrupted drop of water at 21 metres (70 feet). Stand in awe of England’s most commanding waterfall, or venture downstream and seek out Low Force, a smaller but equally impressive series of falls and the perfect picnic location.
Take the time to visit quaint nearby market towns, including Barnard Castle, famed for its array of antique shops, and Stanhope, where you can see a 320 million-year-old fossil tree in the grounds of the 12th century church.
High Force is an hour’s drive from Durham, itself 3 hours from London by train.