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Walk 3099 - High Force, Low Force and the River Tees from Bowlees

Region   North Pennines AONB
County/Area   Durham
AuthorLou Johnson
Length7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Ascent850 feet / 258 metres


This County Durham walk follows the most dramatic section of the River Tees, which begins life on the isolated flanks of Cross Fell in the North Pennines and enters the North Sea surrounded by industry. The section of the river contained in this route provides a perfect basis for a walk with the inclusion of two fine waterfalls, pleasant rural surroundings, two fine examples of public art and a return across open country to the small village of Holwick.


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OS ExplorerSheet OL31
OS ExplorerSheet OL19
OS LandrangerSheet 91

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