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.

The 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. Views towards Cunyan Crags & Dunmoor Hill to the right & ahead to Shill Moor.

Cross the bridge over the Linhope Burn

Cross the bridge over the Linhope Burn and follow the road around to the left, passing a house on the corner. Bear right, following the fingerposts. Follow the clear stone track along the side of the plantation.

Follow the grassy track

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 wicket 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.

At the wicket gate on a clear day you will get views towards Great Standrop and Hedgehope Hill. Also, look out for Scots Pine cones which have been nibbled by red squirrels while walking past the plantation!

Return by the same route

Return by the same route.

Walk route

Getting there

Starting Point: Hartside – Breamish Valley

By car

The walk start point is 5 1/2miles/9km west of the A697 Powburn to Wooler road. Leave the A697 at the junction signed Ingram, which is 1mile/1.6km north of Powburn.

Follow the valley road as it goes, up to Hartside Farm, passing the Ingram Cafe and Bulby’s Wood car park. Park before Hartside Farm, on the grass verge on the left-hand side of the road, just before the junction with the private road to Alnhammoor.

If you would like to go to the Ingram Cafe follow the valley road for 3 miles, on crossing the River Breamish park in the Ingram Bridge Car Park immediately on the left. To reach the Ingram Cafe follow the signed Woodland Walk through the wicket gate.