A. Leave Hartside on the road up the valley. Pass a wood on your right, with rhododendrons flowering in the spring, before the road descends to Linhope. Views towards Cunyan Crags & Dunmoor Hill to the right & ahead to Shill Moor.
B. Cross the bridge over the Linhope Burn and follow the road around to the left, passing a house on the corner. Bear right, following the fingerposts. Follow the clear stone track along the side of the plantation.
C. Upon reaching the corner of the plantation, a fingerpost guides you off the stone track and onto a clear grassy track. Follow this alongside the plantation and through a gate. Follow the path as it zig-zags down the hill to the Linhope Burn and Linhope Spout. Views towards Great Standrop and Hedgehope Hill ahead – look out for Scots Pine nibbled by red squirrels!
D. Return by the same route.
Note: Part of the route is on permissive footpaths, where access is allowed by the landowner. Please keep dogs on leads and follow the paths. The route also runs across Open Access land where the landowner has a dog restriction in place. For more information visit the Open Access website.
Take time out to see Linhope Spout, a 60 foot (18m) chute of water, which lands in a plunge pool 6ft (2m) wide and 16ft (5m) deep.
The walk start point is 51/2miles/9km west of the A697 Powburn to Wooler road. Leave the A697 at the junction signed Ingram, which is 1mile/1.6km north of Powburn. Follow the valley road as it goes, up to Hartside Farm, passing the Valley Cottage Cafe and Bulby’s Wood car park. Park before Hartside Farm, on the grass verge on the left-hand side of the road, just before the junction with the private road to Alnhammoor.
If you would like to go to the National Park Visitor Centre follow the valley road for 3 miles, on crossing the River Breamish park in the Ingram Bridge Car Park immediately on the left. To reach the Valley Cottage Cafe follow the signed Woodland Walk through the wicket gate.