A spectacular waterfall, great for family picnics

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 total length of this walk is 3.21 miles. Please keep dogs on leads and follow the paths.

Red squirrels can be seen on the way up to the Spout, however if you are not lucky enough to catch a glimpse of these shy creatures look out on the forest floor for the Scots Pine cones which they have been feeding on. The domed hill you will see in the distance, to the north west, is Hedgehope Hill, which stands at 714m and is the second highest of the Northumberland hills.

This route also runs across Open Access land where the landowner has a dog restriction in place. For more information visit the Open Access website.

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Walk overview

Walk difficulty
Walk distance
3 miles / 4.8km
Walk duration
2 hours
The Cheviots
Recommended OS Map
O.S. Explorer OL16 Breamish Valley
Dog friendly

Step by step route

Leave Hartside on the road up the valley

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.

Cross the bridge over the Linhope Burn

Cross the bridge over the Linhope Burn and follow the road around to the left. Bear right, through the gate and up through the field, turn right onto the stone track. Follow this track along the side of the plantation.

Upon reaching the corner of the plantation

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 to the gate. Once through the gate continue straight ahead along the well-worn grassy path and down the hill to the Linhope Burn and Linhope Spout.

Return by the same route

Return by the same route.

Walk route

Getting there

The starting point for the walk is Hartside – Breamish Valley.

Take the A697 north and 0.5 past Powburn take the left turn signed ‘Ingram’. Continue on this road through Ingram for approx 5 miles to just before the Alnhammoor track and park on the grass verge on the left.

Grid Red: NT 977 162

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