DATE                              02.11.10

DISTANCE                    ABOUT 6 MILES

WEATHER                    WET (VERY WET )



I make a point of visiting this area twice a year, once during the summer months and once when their has been a lot of rain, just so you can see the change in the falls.

I would like to pay a visit when it’s really cold and icy but due to my mobility problems it isn’t really an option at the present time.

The purpose of this walk was to park up in the visitors centre (which is closed this time of year) car park at Bowlees and walk down to see

Low force

High force

Bleabeck force

Lower? Summer hill falls

& the waterfall at Gibson’s cave

I was also hoping that there would be enough time to drive up to Cow green reservoir to have a look at Cauldron Snout; however this didn’t happen as I ran out of day light.

The walk, parked up at Bowlees and walked down to the river tee’s crossed over on the old suspension bridge, and walked along the Pennine way along side the river, taking in low force then onto high force the further upstream to Bleabeck force then retraced my steps back, once at Bowlees walk up the footpath up along bow lee beck to visit the waterfalls on this beck finishing at Gibson’s cave, then retrace my steps back to the car.

 At this point I had planned to drive up to Cow green Reservoir, but I had left it too late.

The weather was appalling non stop heavy rain all day , however the sun did put in an appearance a couple of times which made for some good photos.

Some photos:-

Low force


Taken off the bridge

Training day .not sure which service they represent

Top of low force

A few photos as I walk along the river bank


High force


Looking down from near the top of high force.


Heading upstream


Bleabeck force


Eh!  Me showing the correct way to um!!! Handle sheep

 Lower summer hill force??

Looking up to Gibson’s cave

Gibson’s cave

A very wet day .