High Force Waterfall

High Force

Overview

High Force waterfall suddenly and spectacularly drops 70ft into a plunge pool, making it England's highest uninterrupted drop of water.  Park at the nearby car park, also on a bus route, and walk the half mile to the falls.

see waterfall website

What makes it special

  • See the longest / tallest single drop of a river in the England

Hostels nearby

High Force

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Map references

OS Map: 91 & 92, and Explorer OL31 & OL19

OS Grid Ref: NY880283

Lat/Lng: 54.650215, -2.18718

Contact information

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