High Force, Durham
High Force, a waterfall at the boundary between Westmorland and Durham, on the river Tees, 15 miles below its source, and 5 WNW of Middleton-on-Teesdale. The stream falls in three leaps over a precipice of 69 feet, and the picturesque character of the cascade is greatly heightened by the forms, tints, and foliage of the flanking rocks. A hotel, built by the Duke of Cleveland, stands half a mile distant, commands a fine view across woods to the waterfall, and is much frequented during the fishing and the shooting seasons.
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for County Durham is available to browse.
Online maps of High Force are available from a number of sites: