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.
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.