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
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Certificate of Excellence 2019
- Very Good78
- lucyk762Brampton, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyOnly used the car parkTuesday, 6th August 2019Set off from the car park for a 10mile walk past both Low and High force. Loved how it was pay what you want, made you feel like you wanted to pay more. Excellent volunteer giving advice at the car... Read full review
- zoe_davisheaneyOxford, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyBest food!Sunday, 11th August 2019Having visited last week, we cannot recommend this visitor centre highly enough. Home cooked, locally sourced food (local hams, cheeses, home cooked cakes etc) with sandwiches, bacon rolls and... Read full review
- dobiedurham2016Durham, United KingdomWild WednesdaysWednesday, 14th August 2019What a lovely afternoon, looking at habitats of animals and creatures for our 9 year old grandson. Building a den and making a bug hotel. A visit to the cafe afterwards just finished off the time... Read full review
- On-Site café/restaurant
Parking & Transport
- Parking (free) - Donation requested.
- Dogs Accepted - also allowed downstairs in visitor centre - includes cafe
|2019 (16 Feb 2019 - 30 Sept 2019)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 17:00|
* Shorter hours and weekend working may be introduced between Oct - Dec. Please confirm before visit 01833 622145
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.