W2W Hareshaw Linn

Event date:
18th October 2019
Time:
11:00
Location:
The Heritage Centre, Woodburn Road, Bellingham, NE48 2DG

Our Walk to Wellbeing Programme is the easy way to get out and get healthy in Northumberland National Park.

West Tynedale Health Walk Leaders have designed and are leading walks suitable for people wanting an easy introduction to the inspirational landscapes of Northumberland National Park.

Hareshaw Linn was once the site of an ironworks in the mid-1800s. As the walk takes us by the Foundry Farm, we pass through mounds made from the spoil of 70 ovens that once supplied coke to the ironworks.

We then walk into the ‘Linn’ proper. This is an ancient woodland with oak, hazel, elm and ash and also home to red squirrels, great spotted woodpeckers, and wood warbler.

Walking over several bridges where we will see Douglas Firs planted by the Victorians as well as a Victorian ‘bandstand’ built for picnics, music and storytelling. Finally the walk takes us to the stunning waterfall which depth and dampness gives the feel of an ancient rainforest. Ideal conditions for the 300 species of mosses, liverworts and lichens. We then follow the same route back to the walk start.

 

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Everything you need to know

Distance: 3.5 miles

Terrain: A walk up a wooded valley on a good path, some inclines, may be muddy

 

Meeting place/walk start point: The Heritage Centre, Woodburn Road, Bellingham

Postcode: NE48 2DG

Getting there: There is free car parking at The Heritage Centre.

Booking advisable.

If you have not booked online, please pay on arrival at the walk start point but be advised that places are limited so it is advisable to check on availability beforehand.

Please ring The Sill National Landscape centre for further information: 01434 341 200.

Dress for changeable weather and wear suitable footwear. Bring some water, drinks and lunchtime snacks. However, there are refreshments available at the Carriages Tea Room adjacent to The Heritage Centre or nearby in Bellingham centre.

Sorry, dogs are not allowed on these walks.

For short Health Walks in West Northumberland see:

http://www.activenorthumberland.org.uk/Home.aspx