Low Force is a set of waterfalls located in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Country Durham. These 18-foot high waterfalls are well worth a visit if you're hiking in the area, and are within walking distance of High Force Waterfall (a taller waterfall nearby, and one of the highest in the country). Low Force is also located close to Bowlees Visitor centre and in easy reach of a number of quality Durham Hotels and guesthouses.
Discover Wynch Bridge from Hotels in Durham
When you visit Low Force, keep an eye out for Wynch Bridge, one of the most interesting bridges over the River Tees. Wynch (or Winch depending on who you ask) was built in 1830, to replace a much older suspension bridge that collapsed! Thankfully, the current bridge seems to be much sturdier and has stood the test of time ever since. Just in case you're worried, the bridge was reinforced in 1992 and is today a solid, Grade-II Listed structure. Perched above the River Tees, crossing the bridge can be very exciting and is perfectly safe, we promise!
Get Hands on with Nature at Bowlees Visitor Centre from Durham Hotels
The area around Low Force is popular with tourists, and you'll find Bowlees Visitor centre just a short walk away. At Bowlees visitor centre there is a wide array of family-friendly facilities, including a gift shop. The visitor centre regularly runs educational events and is a great place for a special occasion, such as a birthday party. With plenty of car parking nearby, Bowlees Visitor Centre is a great base from which to explore the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Beauty, with trails leading to Low Force, High Force and the Pennine Way.
If you're staying in any nearby Durham Hotels and appreciate the great outdoors, a trip to Low Force and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Beauty is a must, and you'll find lots of top quality Durham hotels and guesthouses nearby - including a couple just outside of Durham, like Burnhopeside Hall and The Royal Oak, and a few within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Beauty itself, such as The Burnside and The Punch Bowl Inn.