GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

River Breamish Valley

13 miles (21 km)

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 theremnants 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.


NE66 4LU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


River Breamish near Ingram. - - 220392

River Breamish near Ingram.

River Breamish at Low Bleakhope - - 1113939

River Breamish at Low Bleakhope 1. Here the river changes its course to the north-east forcing a narrow passage through the hills. The steep slope of Shill Moor is on the right just beyond the plantation; Dunmoor Hill is in the far distance.

River Breamish near Low Bleakhope - - 1113792

River Breamish near Low Bleakhope 2. At the farm ahead the River Breamish turns sharply left for a course between the hills of Shill Moor and Low

Footbridge over River Breamish - - 875973

Footbridge over River Breamish

Brough Law, Ingram Valley - - 787490

Brough Law, Ingram Valley

Approaching Hartside - - 463379

Approaching Hartside. On the Inn Way to Northumberland from Greensidehill, with Shill Moor, and High Cantle prominent in the background.

High Cantle - - 1749052

High Cantle. The tiny cairn on High Cantle with a snowy Shill Moor, Hogdon Law and Bush Knowe (on Cushat Law) in the distance. For free walking route descriptions in the area visit

Cairn on High Cantle - - 328476

Cairn on High Cantle

GPS Files

GPX File

River Breamish Valley.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

River Breamish Valley.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)