Bellingham and Hareshaw Linn


Date: 19th May 2018
Time: 10:30am
Distance: 8 miles
Difficulty: Moderate (some hills and distance)

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Bellingham and Hareshaw Linn

This is a lovely walk around the Bellingham and Hareshaw Linn, focussed particularly on a visit to Hareshaw Linn on the way back.  Hareshaw Linn is a picturesque waterfall near Bellingham.

The first half of the walk takes us South alongside the North Tyne, where we can enjoy the beautiful riverscapes.  After about 1.5 miles we will move away from the river and head back towards Bellingham over tracks.

The second half of the walk heads up the picturesque wooded valley towards Hareshaw Linn itself.  We will break here to enjoy the spectacular waterfall as well as the flora and fauna around it.  From here we will return back down the valley to Bellingham.


Thank you to Frankie and Donna for the use of their photographs.

Places of interest


Bellingham is situated on the banks of the North Tyne.  It is the last major settlement before Kielder and has been called the Gateway to Kielder.  It is also situated at the confluence of the Hareshaw Burn with the North Tyne.

More about Bellingham

Hareshaw Linn

Hareshaw Linn is an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest).  The flora includes many examples of mosses, liverworts, ferns and lichen.  The fauna includes rare birds, red squirrels, badgers and bats.

More about Hareshaw Linn

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This shows the start location for this walk.
Nearest postcode: NE48 2DA
OS Grid Reference: NY 84023 83480
Parking: There is a small car park at this location. There is also street parking in the village.