Winter can be a great time to visit High Force. During this time of year the Waterfall can be seen at its most spectacular as after heavy rainfall it flows with tremendous force. If there’s a really cold spell you might even be lucky enough to see it freeze.
The walkway is open all year round and currently the gates are open from 9am until 5pm. Last admission is half an hour before closing. Tickets can be purchased from the High Force Hotel (opposite the entrance gate) and the kiosk is open (for tickets and take away drinks and snacks) at weekends. Tickets need to be retained and presented to the attendant on the route if requested.
Admission to the falls: Adults (16+): £1.50, Children (5-15): 50p
Please observe all safety information and signage during your visit to High Force. The walkway is inspected several times a day and it can sometimes be necessary for it, or sections of it, to be closed during adverse weather conditions.
Parking charges apply all year round but these can be redeemed in the High Force Hotel against spend.
Coach parking fees apply for school / youth group parties. Please book in advance.
- Accessible toilets
- Baby Changing Facilities
- Picnic areas
- Human Sundial
- Car park (charges as above)
- Cycle racks
- Well-behaved dogs welcome on leads
Safety & Access
High Force commands your respect. Its power is its beauty, but it must be treated with care. Children must be supervised at all times and dogs kept on short leads.
The toilets are accessible to wheelchairs.
There are approximately 26 steps down to the viewing area at the base of the falls; wheelchair users can view the falls from the top of the steps. There are also approximately 78 steps leading to the top of the waterfall, however there is no access onto the rocks at the top of the waterfall itself.
Designated disabled parking spaces are located closer to the woodland walk and to the toilets.
Access for all
Download our Access Statement for further information.
Visit Disabled Go website for excellent and thorough Access information and pictures for High Force.
High Force Hotel
The independently managed High Force Hotel provides a warm welcome to all visitors and serves food and refreshments 7 days a week.
We welcome amateur photographers taking photographs for personal use, and we encourage you to share your images with us on our facebook page.
Prior permission must be sought from the Raby Estate for any commercial photography or filming.
The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV's) or drones on or above the ground at High Force is strictly prohibited without express prior permission, this is to protect the health and safety of all visitors and staff.
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High Force Opening Times
Summer Season - Easter to end of October
|Access to Waterfall||10am – 5pm|
|Car Park||10am – 5pm|
Winter Season - November to Easter
|Access to Waterfall||10am – 4pm|
|Car Park||10am – 4pm|
Last admission is half an hour before closing