A breath-taking setting for family picnics and exhilarating walks
The Breamish Valley with its high, rolling hills and lovely river setting make it perfect for picnicking on the haugh land (pronounced ‘hoff’) alongside the River Breamish, or for walking up to one of the many prehistoric hillforts beyond.
For the more adventurous, discover the beautiful Linhope Spout waterfall, which you can reach following a short walk beyond Hartside. The valley road is also ideal to cycle along at a leisurely pace.
Download out Breamish Valley Map to help you discover more about this incredible place.
History of the Breamish Valley
The Breamish Valley is one of the important archaeological landscapes in England. On the hills are remains ranging from Neolithic and Bronze Age burials to hill forts, farmsteads, field systems and deserted medieval villages.
The view from Brough Law, looking down the Ingram Valley toward Hartside and Linhope.
The Salters Road runs from the upper Breamish Valley across the Cheviots into Scotland. This was the historic pack-horse route for carrying salt from the Northumberland coast into the Scottish borders.
On the hills above the Breamish Valley are many archaeological remains of earlier occupations, from Neolithic and Bronze Age burial sites to hillforts, farmsteads, field systems and deserted medieval villages.
Why not download out Breamish Valley Hillfort Trail to help you explore the area.