Routin Lynn

Northumberland | Lowick | Waterfall | ★★

[Routin Lynn]

Two remote waterfalls in north Northumberland have very similar names: Routin Lynn and Roughting Linn. As if that wasn't confusing enough, both cascades are found on westward-flowing tributaries of the River Till, are unsignposted and are accessed from obscure backroads. This page describes the northern one, which at least only requires a very short walk to reach it. The Broomridgedean Burn is small and so the waterfall on it isn't especially powerful except immediately after heavy rain, but the rocky amphitheatre into which it tumbles is a magical one, with afternoon sunshine illuminating rainbows against the cliffs behind the falls if you're lucky with timing and weather. Before you leave the area, be sure to pay a visit to the ancient rock art nearby.

[Routin Lynn]

Location & info

📌 Routin Lynn ★★
Off minor road 3 mi southwest of Lowick, G.R.: NT 982368 ///inner.crossings.pouch
❌ No public transport within 1 mi | 🚗 Space to park at road junction immediately to south (don't block access)
Always open | Free

💬 From the road junction it's a 5-min walk to the waterfall. Walk along the track to the northwest for a very short distance before a mud path on the left descends (steeply - the odd hand may be required) through trees to the base of the falls.

[Routin Lynn]

[The path to the falls is steep and rough]

[Path to the falls]

[Cave on the way to the falls]

[Routin Lynn]


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