Although our ultimate destination changed multiple times that morning (lake district, beach, Angel of the North, High Force), it turned out to be a blessing. We ended up going a route that had us stumble upon a great area with streams and waterfalls everywhere. It had an amazing cafe and it was a great detour as it let me practice getting the right exposure and aperture to blur water from waterfalls. As we walked around, Gertrude the dog was having a lot of fun jumping about in the water and learning how to swim. Between the visitor's centre and the car park was a river with a bridge. Katy decided that she was too cool to use said bridge and attempted to navigate the slippery rocks to ford the river. Unfortunately for Carolyn and me, she was eventually successful depriving us the chance to laugh at a dripping Katy.
After we had a great lunch, we headed over to High Force. It's a fairly short walk from the parking lot to the falls, but you do have to buy tickets first (proceeds go towards upkeep, etc.).
The walk down to the falls was really nice, as it followed a very luscious path on the side of a hill and wove around some streams and over a bridge. High Force was one of the neater waterfalls I've ever seen, and quite tall. The water at the bottom of the falls looked like black ice and it made the photos look pretty cool!