High Force is open for your enjoyment all year round. Daily 10am to 5pm, (4pm in Winter). Last admission is half an hour before closing.
The walk to the waterfall, the car park, and visitor facilities such as the toilets will be open.
Pay and display car parking charges and admission charges to the waterfall walk will apply, see below for details.
From November until Easter, an honesty box will be in operation for admission to the waterfall walk. Pay and display car parking charges will still apply.
Visitor facilities such as the toilets are likely to be closed.
Please be advised in the interests of safety it may be necessary for High Force to close during adverse weather conditions. Please check the weather forecast first before making a journey.
The car park at High Force uses an ANPR camera pay and display system. Please park up and make payment within 10 minutes of arriving.
Charges are as follows:
£3 for 3 hours
£6 for 6 hours
Admission to the falls: Adults (16+): £1.50, Children (5-15): 50p
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