Walk: Linhope Spout walkabout

Northumberland | Cheviot Hills | Short walk | ★★★

[Linhope Spout]

The walk to Linhope Spout is one of the easiest introductions to the east side of the sprawling Cheviot Hills range, which straddles the Anglo-Scottish borderlands between Carlisle and Wooler. The drive up the Breamish Valley is part of the appeal, as this is the loveliest of rivers; the fertile haugh provides myriad perfect picnic spots, surrounded by rolling moorland dotted with ancient hill forts. As for the walk itself: the route is a continuation of your journey so far up the scenic glen, on easy tracks which transition to something steeper and rougher in the immediate vicinity of the powerful, 18 metre-high falls.

[Looking up the Breamish Valley]

📌 Walk: Linhope Spout walkabout ★★★
Start / finish at minor road end (verge parking) at Hartside Farm, 3 mi west of Ingram, G.R.: NT 977162 ///league.shrubbery.drama

▶ 5 km / 3 mi | ▲ 150 m | ⌚ Short | Moderate
Features: Linhope Spout
Terrain: Tarmac lane and stony / grassy tracks for majority of route. Last section to the falls is on a rougher path with steep descent; less rough for return.

Route & map

Start - Linhope - fork right downhill to burn where trees end - Linhope Spout - Linhope - start by outward route.


Route credit: Scotland Off the Beaten Track

On our visit

Wildlife: Sheep and lambs, swallows.
Weather: Ferociously windy, but mostly sunny with temperature in mid teens.

Also on this walk

📌 Linhope Spout ★★★
On Linhope Burn, 4 mi west of Ingram, G.R.: NT 958171 ///screeches.puzzles.water
Always open | Free

Anything else? Easiest access is essentially by the walk route described above.

Chronological photo guide

[View from the start]

[Looking up the Breamish Valley]

[View south]

[Track beyond Linhope]

[Steep descent to Linhope Burn]

[Linhope Spout]

[Linhope Spout]

[View from above (jumping not recommended!!)]

[Linhope Burn above the falls]

[View back down the burn]

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