Low Force

Coordinates: 54°38′49″N 2°9′5″W / 54.64694°N 2.15139°W / 54.64694; -2.15139
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Low Force

Low Force is an 18-foot (5.5m) high set of falls on the River Tees, England, UK. Further upstream is the High Force waterfall.[1] Low Force is also the site of the Wynch Bridge, completed in 1830. It is suggested by signs at each end that only one person at a time should cross the bridge as it may be unstable.[citation needed]

Low Force is within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and European Geopark. Low Force lies on the historic county boundary between the North Riding of Yorkshire on the south bank, and County Durham on the north bank; since the local government reforms of 1974, however, the south bank of the Tees in Teesdale has also been included within County Durham for administrative purposes.

Sections of the film 1917 were shot near the site in June 2019. The production staff had to install signs warning walkers in the area not to be alarmed at the prosthetic bodies strewn around the site.[2]


  1. ^ "High Force, Low Force and the River Tees from Bowlees". Walking Britain. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  2. ^ ""They are not real" - Steven Spielberg's new drama filmed in Teesdale warns of prosthetic bodies". The Northern Echo. Retrieved 1 February 2020.

54°38′49″N 2°9′5″W / 54.64694°N 2.15139°W / 54.64694; -2.15139