The Forces of Teesdale

12 May 2019

10:00 - 16:00

Bowlees Visitor Centre
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Barnard Castle
United Kingdom
DL12 0XE

RPS Member£0.00 
Non RPS Member£0.00 
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Geoff Chrisp deputy RO is leading a walk in Teesdale. A 5-mile circular walk close to Middleton-in-Teesdale in County Durham, within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The walking route begins from the Bowless Visitor Centre and follows a route to visit three beautiful waterfalls. The first is Summerhill Force on Bow Lee Beck, whilst the second and third are both on the River Tees, Low Force and High Force. As if these stunning waterfalls are not enough, you will also enjoy a pretty riverside section of the Pennine Way with views across flower-rich moorlands, plant-rich wooded valley slopes and upland pastures along the way. 

The walk includes several climbs and descents throughout, including several steep flights of stone steps. The paths are a mixture of stone paths and tracks, rocky uneven paths (which can be slippery when wet) and grass field paths (which can get muddy). The outward leg to reach High Force includes gates, footbridges and steps and crosses just one sheep pasture (with no stiles and with all other pastures being fenced away from your path). The return leg crosses two stiles (one stone stile and one wooden stile with wire fence surround) and crosses several livestock pastures. 

Parking is at Bowlees Visitors Centre where there is a café and toilets. The car parking fee is only a small voluntary donation that will help to keep the visitor’s centre running. The event itself is FREE.

Walking boots, warm walking clothes in layers and waterproofs are essential.

Please bring a packed lunch and drinks.

Image © Geoff Chrisp LRPS

Carol Palmer
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Region: Northern