Week 7: Sunday Walk in High Force
High Force is one of the most majestic waterfalls in the United Kingdom, situated on the River Tees in Teesdale. The waterfall is the highest uninterrupted drop of water in England at around 70 feet. The river itself forms the historic boundary between Yorkshire and County Durham. The area lies within the breathtaking North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a stunning landscape of open heather moors, attractive dales, hay meadows and wonderful woodland. The North Pennines is also a European and Global Geopark, highlighting its globally important Earth heritage.
We'll take a coach to High Force, and from there split into two groups, one group takes a medium-length walk whilst the second group take on a larger route. Both walks are preplanned and lead by our trained walk leaders.
Medium walks are generally between 6 and 8 miles (10-13 km) long, and tend to be at a reasonably gentle pace and always include a stop for a pub lunch. Long walks are slightly more challenging and are between 10 and 12 miles (16-19 km) long and don't include a pub lunch but instead stop for a packed lunch along the way. At 4.00pm all the groups meet back at the coach and return back to the University, arriving no later than 6.00pm.