High Force 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.
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