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    Hartside to Linhope Spout Walk

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    Hartside to Linhope Spout Walk

    The Hartside to Linhope Spout Walk is a magical walking route in Northumberland that will take you through the countryside to visit a cascading waterfall. While out walking the trail, you will follow along the winding banks of Linhope Burn as it flows in between several rugged hills, before arriving at Linhope Spout and its quaint pool below. This is a laidback route that is perfectly suited for a fun adventure during the summertime.

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    Route Description for Hartside to Linhope Spout Walk

    Featuring fairly well-maintained paths and stretches of quiet country roads, the Hartside to Linhope Spout Walk isn’t exactly a challenging affair, although you should still wear proper walking shoes to better traverse the terrain surrounding the waterfall. Additionally, parking can be limited near the trailhead, so be sure to arrive early or else you might have to find a place to park further away.

    If you enjoy taking in scenic views of picturesque valleys and visiting cascading waterfalls, then the Hartside to Linhope Spout Walk will be the perfect route for you. The magical setting near the falls makes this a fairly popular route; however, the peaceful countryside atmosphere will more than make up for having to share the trail with others.

    Setting out from the roadside parking area, you will make your way west past Hartside Farm while enjoying views looking onto the River Breamish and the surrounding fields. Eventually, you will cross over Linhope Burn and pass by the Linhope Estate, turning left at the first intersecting road to walk south for a short distance.

    Picking up the first footpath on the right, you will follow it as it bends to the northwest along the edge of a wood and climbs uphill. Keep right along this path as you work your way through the valley, enjoying views of Grieve’s Ash to the east, Ritto Hill to the southwest, and Dunmoor Hill to the northeast, before eventually arriving at the charming location of Linhope Spout.

    Here, you can explore the area surrounding the 18 m tall waterfall and even take a quick dip in the cool waters below if you are brave enough! After spending some time at the falls, you will turn back along the trail and retrace your steps to return to the trailhead having completed the Hartside to Linhope Spout Walk.

    Trail Highlights

    Linhope Spout

    Located in Northumberland National Park, just 1km north of the charming village of Linhope, Linhope Spout is a cascading waterfall that is 18 m tall. The waterfall is situated along Linhope Burn, which is a tributary of the nearby River Breamish.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can you swim at Linhope Spout?

    While the water is often quite chilly, the pool beneath Linhope Spout is the perfect place for a wild swim.

    How tall is Linhope Spout?

    Linhope Spout is a cascading waterfall in Northumberland that is 18 m tall and plunges into a 5 m deep pool below.

    Insider Hints for Hartside to Linhope Spout Walk

    • Wear proper walking boots.
    • Bring your swimwear if you want to take a dip below the waterfall.

    Getting to the Hartside to Linhope Spout Walk Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Hartside to Linhope Spout Walk can be found at the roadside parking area next to Hartside Farm.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground


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    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly


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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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