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Three Waterfalls Walk (High Force – Low Force – Summerhill) in this stunning Tees Valley.

Classic walk on the stunning North East Coast in this Area of Natural Beauty (AONB).  9.5 mile trek from Newton by the Sea along the beach passing Embleton and Dunstanburgh Castle before reaching Craster.

Summerhill Waterfall to Low Force Waterfall

We start our walk at the Bowless Visitor Centre Car Park and follow the directed path up the track to take in Summerhill Waterfall, where there are a couple of good vantage points.  We retrace our track back to the car park and head over the footbridge which takes us to the Bowless Visitor Centre before heading down the lane where we cross over the road and head through the gate signed for Low and High Force.

As we come to the suspension bridge it is worth noting that there are good views of Low Force Water fall from each bank.


Low Force Waterfall to High Force Waterfall

As we walk over the bridge we head right and pick up the Pennine Way on our walk as we keep to the southern bank of the River Tees, it is worth taking a break as we continue to look at the great views in this area of Outstanding Outstanding Beauty.

We pass Saur Hill Bridge on our right as we continue along the path towards our third water fall, that being High Force Waterfall.  The path at this point moves away from the path of the Tees River, before meeting up with it again at High Force Waterfall.  It is worth taking some time here to take in the size and sheer force of the waterfall, there are many good photographic opportunities.


High Force Waterfall to Walk conclusion.

We retrace our path to Saur Hill Bridge, which give us the opportunity to take in some of the surrounding views down the Tees Valley.

After we cross Saur Hill Bridge we turn left and head West along the northern side of the river before coming to a gate and a stepped path, which we take and come to the road with High Force Hotel ahead of us.

From the hotel car park we head through a gate and skirt the side of the wooded are before taking the signed path through fields, keeping the wall on our left.  Take some time at this point to take in the scenery.  At the bottom of the field we turn right through the gate and come to a road after another gate.  At single track road we turn left at the folk and head down to the farm.  As we continue on the farm track we start to climb on a steady incline.

We stay on this farm track, taking in the magnificent views before we eventually come back to the Bowless Visitor Centre and on to the car park after a great walk in the outdoors.

Three Waterfalls Walk (High Force – Low Force – Summerhill) in this stunning Tees Valley.

A stunning 5.5 mile walk along the Tees Valley in the Area of Outstanding Beauty, starting at Bowless Visitor Centre and taking in three stunning waterfalls before heading back over the low fells.Castle before reaching Craster.


5.5 miles

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