Walk: Hindhope Linn - Kielder's best kept secret?

Northumberland | Byrness | Short walk | ★★★

[Hindhope Linn]

"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? ★★★
Start / finish at car park at Blakehopeburnhaugh, off A68 1 mi south of Byrness, G.R.: NT 785002 ///rocks.event.paces

▶ 2 km / 1 mi | ▲ 30 m | ⌚ Short | Easy
Features: Hindhope Linn
Terrain: Clear paths, some steps and ascent / descent and just a little mud on the slightly rougher return section.

Route & map

Car park - follow track south until just beyond houses - head right on path into forest - anticlockwise loop via Hindhope Linn & Blakehope burn - return by outward route. Route signposted, and in leaflet here (route U).

Route credit: Forestry England
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On our visit

Wildlife: Small birds in the forest, beetles.
Weather: Temperature in mid teens, sunny intervals, breezy.

Also on this walk

📌 Hindhope Linn ★★
On the Hindhope Burn, G.R.: NY 780998 ///foggy.firm.surfer

💬 Quickest access to the waterfall is a 15-min walk using the outward route described above.

Chronological photo guide

[Start of the walk at Blakehopeburnhaugh]

[Forest paths]

[Steps descend to Hindhope Burn]

[Beetling about]

[Hindhope Linn]

[Hindhope Linn]

[Hindhope Burn]

[Blakehope Burn]

[Blakehope Burn]

[Woodland return]


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