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Northumberland’s waterfalls and where to find them

Wander into the wilds of Northumberland and you just might find an opening where a whimsical waterfall tumbles into a spectacular landscape. Get away from the crowds, discover Northumberland’s secrets and find a beauty spot that makes even us adults feel like we’ve escaped to a fairytale with Northumberland’s waterfalls.

Linhope Spout

Nestled away in the idyllic Breamish Valley is Linhope Spout, a 60 foot chute of water that rushes into a 16ft deep plunge pool. Hiding in an unexpected opening amongst steep, grassy banks, this hidden gem makes for a peaceful picnic, wonderful wildlife spotting and an invigorating wild swim if you can brave the cold. Keep your eyes peeled for budding, seasonal flowers and wildlife such as red squirrels who are often spotted nibbling on Scots Pine.
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Where to find it:

There are designated footpaths for this striking walking route, where dogs must be kept on leads. For specific route details, visit Northumberland National Park’s route map

Hareshaw Linn

This magical, woodland waterfall is tucked away amongst oak, hazel, elm and ash trees, where great spotted woodpeckers, wood warblers, spotted flycatchers and badgers make this beauty spot a wildlife lover’s paradise. Just a stone’s throw away from Bellingham, secrets of St Cuthbert, an abundance of walking routes and stone cottages adorned with ivy are all closeby.
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Where to find it:

A well signposted, picturesque footpath will lead you up to the waterfall and back the way you came on a circular walking route. Plenty of stopping points sit along the way, as well as a chance to take in the peace and quiet of the magical surrounding woodland. For specific route details, visit Northumberland National Park’s route map

Roughting Linn

This seemingly secret waterfall is one of Northumberland’s lesser visited hidden gems. One for the adventurers among you, you could almost miss the narrow path that leads down to it, as it sits discreetly in a secluded spot in Ingram Valley in The Cheviots. For those of you wearing their wellies, a smaller waterfall can be reached by walking up the streambed. A visit to this striking spot is usually paired with a wander to the fascinating and more commonly visited ancient rock art, as prehistoric art is etched into the sandstone overhangs at Yeavering Bell.
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Where to find it:

The waterfall is approximately 3 km away from Kimmerston near Wooler, right at the heart of Northumberland, England. Follow this picturesque route from the village of Ford

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