River Breamish Valley
This circular walk takes you along a lovely section of the River Breamish in the Cheviots. Start the walk from the village of Ingram where there is a handy public car park. Follow country lanes west towards the hill of Brough Law where there are the remnants of a Bronze Age settlement. The route then climbs to Hartside Hill where there are more ancient settlements, a cairn and fine views over the area.
From the hill summit the route descends to the River Breamish where you can pick up some nice riverside paths. Bridleway lead you west to High Cantle where the route turns east toward Linhope. Here you can take a small detour from the route to visit Linhope Spout waterfall. The waterfall is an impressive 60 foot (18m) chute of water landing into a deep plunge pool below.
After passing Linhope the route returns to the car park in Ingram, passing Hartside on the way.
For an aternative route around the valley try our Ingram Valley Walk which visits Little Dodd. You could also try the climb to The Cheviot for fabulous views over the valley and beyond.
PostcodeNE66 4LU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
River Breamish Valley Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
River Breamish Valley Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
River Breamish Valley OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
River Breamish Valley Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Head to the Ingram Cafe for some post walk refreshments. It's located very close to the start point for the walk and sells soups, toasties and cakes.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head a few miles south east and you could explore the expansive Thrunton Woods where there are miles of peaceful woodland trails with views of the Cheviots. The woods sit next to the pretty village of Whittingham where you can enjoy views of the River Aln and see the noteworthy old church which dates back to the 10th century.