The Cheviot Hills, Northumberland National Park\n© Simon Fraser

Breamish Valley

View of the Breamish Valley © Matt OfferRiver Breamish
High hills and a picturesque river setting, ideal for picnics, the Breamish Valley is one of the most important archaeological landscapes in England.

Up on the hills are many remains, from Neolithic and Bronze Age burials to hillforts, farmsteads, field systems and deserted medieval villages.

The haugh land (pronounced "hoff") either side of the River Breamish has been visited by generations of visitors to picnic and to wile away the day watching the wildlife around them.

There is a lovely church in Ingram and it is the ideal base for starting out on a number of hill walks that take in a number of ancient hill fort settlements, or for just spending a day exploring the valley where you can picnic beside the river or walk up to Linhope Spout, a well-known waterfall.

You can read more about the the history of Ingram in our Historic Village Atlas.

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