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

Photo from the walk - High Force, Low Force and the River Tees from Bowlees

Region - North Pennines

County/Area - Durham

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km

Ascent - 850 feet / 258 metres

Time - 4 hours 40 minutes

Grade - easy/mod

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. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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