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“Lovely conversion of an old building”

Bowlees Visitor Centre
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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 explore. Situated amidst stunning woodland in Teesdale, next to Low and High Force waterfalls, and surrounded by rolling fields boasting some of the best hay meadows in England, Bowlees Visitor Centre has all you need to make your visit to the North Pennines a memorable one. Outdoor enthusiasts can make the most of the vast expanse of unspoilt land and sky by exploring on foot or wheels, or by simply sitting back and soaking up the scenery. We have booklets for self-guided walks, bike rides and nature-spotting, so you can explore at your leisure. At Bowlees Visitor Centre, children can get to grips with nature through a range of hands-on events - inside and out - that focus on learning, living and most importantly, laughing.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Reviewed June 1, 2014

Good starting place for Low and High Force waterfalls, free entry, cafe, information point. Lovely conversion of an old building, car park on site. Good food in the cafe.

2  Thank Mark B
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Reviewed May 24, 2014

Excellent place to start and finish a delightful walk to see charming waterfalls. The parking was a little distance from the centre but gave access to a river walk with waterfall and cavern we might have missed otherwise. It was certainly the best place to access the walk from Low to High Force.
Good range of food and drinks and both inside and outside seating.

3  Thank Traveller-in-joy
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

Do go and visit. It has just been done up and they are trying to make ends meet. The food at lunch time was very good.

2  Thank Sue C
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

A good place to start your walk or just visit for a look round.
Car park and toilets are always a plus. Friendly staff with things to sell and information on the area.
A nice cafe to enjoy a drink and snack too. Nice renovated building.

1  Thank WendyH332
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

very friendly and helpful staff.
excellent range of leaflets and maps
free wifi
good selection of meals, cakes and drinks
a short walk to low force waterfall

1  Thank Appymate
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