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Bowlees Visitor Center is just 200 metres from the Pennine Way at Low Force.
The center is run by the North Pennines AONB Partnership and includes events, exhibitions, a gallery, Gibson's Cave, waterfalls, and the excellent Cafe 1618 @ Bowlees, serving meals and drinks. An essential visit to discover more about the geology, history, and wildlife of the area.
You can walk to Low Force and High Force from Bowlees. There is a parking lot behind the visitor center, on the road from Middleton in Teesdale towards High Force.