The River Tees has a famous waterfall called High Force, which is commonly but mistakeningly known as England’s highest waterfall. At 21.5 metres the waterfall is a contender however there are higher unbroken waterfalls in England, such as Cautley Spout located in Cumbria.
The waterfall was formed as the river Tees reaches a hard layer of igneous rock, near Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham. The waterfall is within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and European Geopark. Making a trip to the waterfall a must for lovers of natural rural beauty. The waterfall is a haven for families on summer days and the kids can enjoy a safe paddle in the slower pools that are separated by the rocks.