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 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.
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 and through a gate. Follow the path as it zig-zags down the hill to the Linhope Burn and Linhope Spout. Views towards Great Standrop and Hedgehope Hill ahead – look out for Scots Pine nibbled by red squirrels!
Return by the same route.
Note: Part of the route is on permissive footpaths, where access is allowed by the landowner. 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.