Walk: Hindhope Linn - Kielder's best kept secret?
"One of the area's best kept secrets", promises the Kielder Forest Park trails guide - yet this beguiling little waterfall walk starts under a mile from one of the main roads between Scotland and England. Close to the confluence of the Blakehope and Hindhope burns, a slender waterfall tumbles over a mossy lip into an intimate amphitheatre amidst Scots pine and larch. The waymarked loop also takes in a few other minor waterfalls and tracts of mixed woodland, making a good introduction to the vast area of forest stretching south from here, past Kielder Water as far as Hadrian's Wall. And we didn't see a another soul on our late May visit.
|[Steps through the forest]|
📌 Walk: Hindhope Linn - Kielder's best kept secret? ★★★☆☆
▶ 2 km / 1 mile | ▲ 30 metres | ⌚ Short walk
Points of interest: Hindhope Linn
Start / finish: Car park at Blakehopeburnhaugh, off A68 a mile south of Byrness, G.R.: NT 785002 ///rocks.event.paces
Route: Car park - follow track south until just beyond houses - head right on path into forest - anticlockwise loop via Hindhope Linn & Blackehope burn - return by outward route. Route signposted, and in leaflet here (route U).
Terrain: Clear paths, some steps and ascent / descent and just a little mud on the slightly rougher return section.
Wildlife today: Small birds in the forest, beetles.
Weather today: Temperature in mid teens, sunny intervals, breezy.
📌 Hindhope Linn ★★☆☆☆
Description: Hidden waterfall amongst woodland on the edge of Kielder Forest Park.
Location: Hindhope Burn, G.R.: NY 780998 ///foggy.firm.surfer
Anything else? Quickest access is a 15-min walk using the outward route described above.
Route credit: Forestry England
Chronological photo guide
|[Start of the walk at Blakehopeburnhaugh]|
|[Steps descend to Hindhope Burn]|