Part of the River Tees in beautiful Upper Teesdale. Low Force tumbles over the Whin Sill, a layer of hard dolerite rock (known locally as whinstone). The Whin Sill formed 295 million years ago from molten rock, which cooled and solidified underground.
Today, after millions of years of erosion it is exposed as rocky landscape features at Low Force, High Force and other places in Upper Teesdale.
The Pennine Way footpath route runs alongside the River at Low Force. Low Force is also easily accessible from Bowlees Visitor Centre.
- In countryside
Parking & Transport
- Parking (charge)
- Picnic Site - At Bowlees.
|Open all year (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|
Map & Directions
If travelling by car, you can park at Bowlees Picnic Site on the B6277, 4 miles from Middleton in Teesdale. It is then just a short walk across the road and through the field to the waterfall.