Linhope spout waterfall, a short walk in Northumberland - perfect for a picnic and spot of wild swimming


The idyllic Linhope Spout Waterfall in Northumberland 

Linhope Spout waterfall walk in Northumberland

Linhope Spout is a popular waterfall walk in the Ingram Valley in Northumberland that is perfect for families of all ages. We completed this walk with 3 kids, the youngest being 4 and it was no problem for them. Linhope spout itself is a great little picnic spot and a good place for a bit of wild swimming too if you are into that sort of thing and braced for the cold water.

Linhope Spout waterfall walk overview:

Linhope Spout walk distance: 1.6 miles (one way) (3.2 miles there & back)
Walk time: 45min - 1 hour to get to Linhope spout from Hartside. 
Walk difficulty: Easy

Linhope Spout waterfall walk map route:

The shortest and quickest way to get to Linhope Spout is shown on the below map route. The closest you can park the car is on the roadside at Hartside as the road from there to the small village of Linhope is a private road. Unless you want a much longer walk - then teh easiest and quickest walk is to simply walk back the way you came.

Linhope Spout walk photos:

You set off along the private road from Hartside to Linhope Village

The small little village of Linhope, note you cannot drive here, you have to leave the car at Hartside.

The path is clearly marked from Linhope Village to Linhope Spout and is generally easy going

Just follow the signs and you can't go wrong!

Linhope Spout is in amongst the tree's and the path will take you straight to it!

What a cracking little waterfall it is. There is plenty of grassy space around it to have a picnic

There's a bit of a drop into the pool below from the top. 

Linhope Spout is a popular spot for some wild swimming too! It's 5m deep and lot's of people come here on warm sunny days to jump into the plunge pool too as you can see from the youtube video below!

I hope that give you a bit of useful info on planning your walk to Linhope Spout!

Post by Stuart Hodgson 
'The Hiking Photographer'

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