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
- TotalpostAlstonTrip Type:CouplesTake a few hours to experience all of this site - a gem for the areaSunday, 3rd December 2017Stopped for afternoon tea in the Bowlees centre, managed by North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and immensely surprised and happy with the quality of food, staff and surroundings. Even... Read full review
- johnhouston2Knaresborough, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesAverage visitor centre in a lovely location.Saturday, 2nd December 2017Bowlees Visitor Centre is in a lovely woodland location and would no doubt be a great place to visit in spring or summer. On a cold, wet afternoon however, the visitor centre itself takes centre... Read full review
- Peter KStockton-on-Tees, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyGreat day out at Low ForceSunday, 5th November 2017Great day out at Low Force. The pennine way follows the Tees up the south side of the river. So it was great to walk up it and view the river and water falls. Great Setting. Read full review
Parking & Transport
- Parking (free) - Donation requested.
- On-Site café/restaurant
- Dogs Accepted - also allowed downstairs in visitor centre - includes cafe
|2017 Summer (1 Apr 2017 - 30 Sept 2017)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:30||- 17:00|
|Bank Holiday||10:30||- 17:00|
|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.