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Acres of accessible countryside, miles of quiet rural roads, an abundance of wildlife and one of the best places in the UK to enjoy the night sky are just some of the reasons why you should make the North Pennines AONB a place to discover and...more
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Bowlees | Middleton in Teesdale, Barnard Castle DL12 0XE, England
All reviews cake low force car park starting point circular walk local walks log burner menu includes bird feeders pot of tea great place to park delightful walk home made bacon sandwich scones well worth a visit nice coffee
Lovely tasty home made food here. So good we had to come back the next day for more! Knowledgeable, helpful staff, beautiful walks nearby for all abilities. An essential part of anyone's visit to Teesedale
There is some great things to do with your young family here a muddy kitchen , some old pallets and sink that looks like a kitchen all built at toddler height some old pots and pans and a stream close by for a 3 year...More
We visited twice on a recent holiday to Teesdale, with our 2 grandchildren.
Both times the cafe was excellent and good for children. The river proved popular with the children despite the temperature. Plenty more to see
Well worth a visit. You can easily walk...More
We called there for tea after a long walk. Very nice staff, good tea shop and interesting place with visual information. Very clean. Car park was good and well signed and lots of things for kids to do including a woodland kitchen which my grandkids...More
We did the walk to the Low Force and High Force both which where truly amazing and so breathtakingly beautiful. We then ended up at the visitors centre for some essential refreshments. We wanted soup, but that was unfortunately sold out so we had toasted...More
Visitor centre worth a visit , staff are very helpful and just amazingly friendly ( take the time to help and will give you a free map ) . We called in today , looking to walk to low force 5hen up t high force...More
We popped to Bowlees on the way from Barnard Castle. It's awhile since we were last there, the smell of the toilets hasn't changed for the better but everything else has. The parking is on a donate and stay basis, the visitors center is nice,...More
This is a flat, gentle walk along the side of a river to see lovely waterfalls. Great view of the different rock strata at Gibson's Cave.
Decent car park. Good soup at the visitor centre, served by friendly staff.
Response from NorthPenninesAONB | Property representative |
It's a 10 minute walk (depending on how fast you walk) to Low Force waterfall and the Wynch Bridge over the River Tees. It's possible also to walk along the Pennine Way to High Force (c. 1.5 miles). The walk to Gibson's Cave... More
It's a 10 minute walk (depending on how fast you walk) to Low Force waterfall and the Wynch Bridge over the River Tees. It's possible also to walk along the Pennine Way to High Force (c. 1.5 miles). The walk to Gibson's Cave from the Centre is 10-15 minutes (rough path and steps). There are lots of walks around the Centre - including High Force and Bowlees Geotrail and the Richard Watson Trail - available from the Centre.