Situated amidst stunning woodland, near to Low and High Force waterfalls and surrounded by rolling fields that boast some of the best hay meadows in England, Bowlees Visitor Centre has all you need to make your visit to the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty a memorable one.
With acres of accessible countryside, an abundance of wildlife and one of the best places in the UK to enjoy the night sky, these are just some of the reasons why you should make this a place to discover and explore in 2016.
The visitor centre has a café, gift shop, outdoor picnic seating, a star gazing hammock, nature trail, mud kitchen, art gallery displaying works by local artists, free wifi and ample parking.
We run all kinds of events throughout the year and full details can be found on our website www.visitbowlees.org.uk.
Car parking (small voluntary charge) is available at the nearby picnic area.
- Regional and Miscellaneous North East England Tourism Awards - Small Visitor Attraction of the Year Award - Gold 2016
- Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016
- Certificate of Excellence 2017
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good57
- alan cWorksop, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesPerfectThursday, 12th October 2017Small visitor centre with lovely little cafe and car parking, ideal for walks to low force and onwards to high force waterfalls or in the opposite direction a stroll through the wooded gorge to... Read full review
- alisdair tWorkington, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesA lot going on here... walk to waterfall...Friday, 6th October 2017Parking is a donation only., but you get 50p off purchase in gifts shop/ cafe.. We called in cafe first. Had 2 bits if cake, one a violet and raspberry, very nice, and cuppas, locally made... Read full review
- David LTodmorden, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayExposed upland reservoir high in the North Pennines with rare Artic Alpine Flora & extensive viewsTuesday, 26th September 2017We briefly stopped off at this remote upland reservoir site on the way from Alston towards High Force waterfall. It was a cold day, breezy lower down in the valleys, but blowing a gale up here... Read full review
Parking & Transport
- Parking (free) - Donation requested.
- On-Site café/restaurant
- Dogs Accepted - also allowed downstairs in visitor centre - includes cafe
|Oct (1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017)|
* Open 1030–1630 in October.
Map & Directions
From Barnard Castle take B6277 north west through Middleton in Teesdale. Visitor Centre is on right just past Newbiggin.
Public Transport Directions
Nearest railway station is Darlington Station.