Thursday, August 30, 2018

Linhope Spout Walk

This peaceful walk through the serene hamlet of Linhope and alongside woodland to the dramatic Linhope Spout and back is about 3 miles and will take about 1hr 30 minutes. Allow yourself plenty of time to stop at the waterfall and picnic, or swim if you wish. The first half of this walk is along a small road and the second half is over grass and stones. There is a small climb down some rocks when you reach the waterfall, but it is worth the effort. 

From Wooler head south on the A697 toward Morpeth and Alnwick. Continue on this road for about 8 miles passing a timber yard on the left. Not long after the timber yard turn right towards Ingram and the Breamish Valley. Carry on this road for about 3 miles before crossing a bridge over the river.( If you wish to stop at the cafe in Ingram village pass the car park on the left and take the left turn to the cafe and church). Passing the car park on the left continue along this road, past some houses and over a cattle grid. 




Soon you will pass a car park and toilets on your right and the hill of Brough Law on the left. Carry on along this road beside the River Breamish before crossing a bridge and eventually arriving at Hartside. Vehicles are not allowed any further but you are able to park on the grass and walk the rest of the way.


Brough Law
Near Hartside

1. Park on the grass verge on the left and proceed down the road towards the tranquil hamlet of Linhope. 

Approaching Linhope

2. Carry on through Linhope passing over the River Breamish, taking a left turn at the signpost  and then right to walk up the side of a field to a gate.

River Breamish

Linhope

3. Proceed through the gate and follow the stony path up the hill keeping the wood to your right. When you reach the top take the left hand path across the top of the hill which drops down towards some trees. Here you will see the waterfall below.




4. Clamber down the stones to the waterfall where there are plenty of spots to sit by the pool or river and admire this amazing sight. There are lots of places to sit and relax and enjoy a picnic.

Linhope Spout






5. Retrace your steps back to Hartside. For a longer walk park at Ingram or near Brough Law. 


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