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 2018
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good60
- Jamie PDurham, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesGreat start and end for a long hikeSunday, 20th May 2018We park here regularly for going on long walks in teesdale - parking charge isn't too much and there are toilets. Good ice cream which is always welcome after a long hike! Read full review
- A NWoodbridge, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesHigh Force visitSunday, 20th May 2018Parked at centre to walk to High Force, which was fantastic. On return had tea and cake at the centre, best tea we had all week. Cake was superb, staff very friendly. Read full review
- pearharbourukTrip Type:CouplesLovely place to visitFriday, 18th May 2018Park your car in the car park voluntary charge of £2 for all day walk down the path to the visitors centre with a small outside area for the children to play with kitchen area with pots and pans to... 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.