Alphabet Photography Project: H is for …

July 3, 2014

High Force Waterfall

Highforce Waterfall

Hidden in the North Pennines in Durham you will find High Force Waterfall, where the River Tees plunges down a cliff into the pool below. To get there you have to drive though the moors of the Durham, long lonely roads with beautiful views either side. Poles stand either side of the road to make how deep the snow gets, it must be a bleak place in the winter. Eventually you find the waterfall and can park beside the woodlands where it is hidden.

You walk though the woods, down a gently slopping hill for about a third of a mile. The walk is pretty, trees on either side, a wooden fence along the path allowing you to look down at the woodlands below. You wonder if you will ever find the waterfall, then all of a sudden you come upon it. The water tumbles over the cliff majestically, though a narrow gap falling into the deep pool below. The water roars, you can see the power it contains.

The path leads to the rocks near the waterfall, you can sit here in the sun and watch the water for a while. It is peaceful sitting, letting the sun shine down, listening to the water thunder. If you prefer you can take the steep path to the top of the water fall and watch the quiet river head unsuspecting to the drop below. There is also a lovely view across the moors.

High force waterfall is lovely to visit, but hard to find. In one trip to find it we ended up driving across a wild moor though gate across a farm. The sheep watched us, wondering what we were doing. We must have missed a sign. If you do find it there is a lovely hotel in the car park where you can treat yourself to afternoon tea with scones and cream.

I am linking up with the Alphabet photography project on PODCast.

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16 responses to “Alphabet Photography Project: H is for …”

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Oh wow! I can just imagine the roar that waterfall must make, and how lovely that it’s hidden away so you have to work a bit to get to it. Beautiful!

  2. Helen The good life mum says:

    ooh imagine waking up and showering under that, it would wake you up for sure

  3. That looks really dramatic. Beautiful shot. I’d love to go and visit it one day, but I’m a bit pants at finding things so I may not make it, which makes it especially nice that you’ve shared the photo. All the best, Bonny

  4. Stephanie says:

    Wow, I can almost hear the water from here…

  5. Kizzy says:

    Wow what a stunning waterfall, I can remember climbing up one on a school trip but it was no-where near as high or powerful as this one.

  6. Wow, that looks incredible! Waterfalls are spectacular, aren’t they? #Alphabetphoto

  7. Debra says:

    Oh we so nearly went here whilst we were up in the North East earlier this week. We went searching for Romans instead but it’s on our list of things to do next time. #alphabetphoto

  8. Galina V says:

    Majestic nature! So beautiful and terrifying at the same time

  9. What an absolutely beautiful place and a gorgeous picture too 🙂

  10. sounds like a lovely place to visit once you find it that is lol, and tea and scones sound fab too popping over from alphabet project

  11. Charly Dove says:

    Oh wow what a stunning place and an awesome image. Sounds amazing there, hard to find places are always the best! Great post thank you for sharing with #alphabetphoto

  12. Wow, great photo. That water looks very inviting at the moment 🙂 #alphabetphoto

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