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beautiful waterfall in stunning surroundings

The Natural History of Hareshaw Linn

Date: 21st May 2017
Time: 10:30 am  to  1:30 pm

Join us our guided to discover the Natural History of Hareshaw Linn

Our beautiful woodland walk follows the Hareshaw Dene up to The Linn,  an old-English word for a waterfall. Learn about the fascinating industrial history of this remote area that was once home to blast furnaces and coke ovens.

Our walk passes the remains of the dam that supplied the water to the works below before we enter a Site of Special Scientific Interest, (SSSI) designated for its rare lichens and ferns and home to red squirrels.

Discover the best routes in the Northumberland National Park on our Volunteer Guided Walks. Get outside, enjoy your time walking and leave the planning and navigation to us; it’s what we’re best at.

Nobody knows the best places to walk in the National Park like our volunteers so you’ll never be short of local history, stories, features and viewpoints.

Places for this walk should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment and in the event we need to contact you to cancel or postpone due to bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Please dress for changeable weather, wear walking boots or shoes and bring drinks and snacks. Sorry, dogs are not allowed on this walk.  If you have not already booked online, please pay on arrival.

Lace up your boots and enjoy a great time outside.

Duration – 3 hours

Distance – 3 miles

Category – Easy+.  Short flat walks going at a leisurely pace around 3-5km (2-3 miles). Usually suitable for pushchairs (may need to lift over small obstructions).

Starting point (meet here approx 10 minutes before the start time)Hareshaw Linn National Park Car Park, Bellingham

Directions: Bellingham is 17 miles north of Hexham on the B6320. Take the Otterburn/Redesmouth road from the main street and turn left immediately after crossing stream (70 metres).

OS Grid Ref: NY 840 834

Postcode: NE48 2BW (general area)

For those wishing to use GPS/Sat-Nav to find walk start points please note that, particularly in open country, postcodes cover a large area, so, whilst the postcode will get you to the right general area, you will still need to follow the detailed directions to locate the actual Walk Start Point.

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Northumberland National Park Authority is the statutory Planning Authority for the area of the Northumberland National Park. View our planning pages here.