NY8828 : High Force

taken 12 years ago, near to Ettersgill, County Durham, Great Britain

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High Force
High Force
A most impressive waterfall especially after a period of wet weather. Here the River Tees plunges 21 metres over an outcrop of the Whin Sill dolerite which overlays softer sandstone and limestone layers which become undercut below.
High Force

High Force, located at Forest-in-Teesdale, though not the highest, is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in England.

From its rise as a trickle, high on the heather covered fells at the top of the North Pennines, to the top of the whin sill rock at Forest -in-Teesdale, the River Tees steadily grows and gathers pace, then suddenly and spectacularly, the whole of the River plunges over a precipice and drops 71 feet (21 metres) into the plunge pool below.

The waterfall is within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and European Geopark

LinkExternal link - High Force Waterfall web page

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Friday, 8 May, 2009   (more nearby)
Saturday, 9 May, 2009
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 88012 28387 [1m precision]
WGS84: 54:39.0264N 2:11.2383W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 88127 28420
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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