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Hareshaw Linn | Hidden Waterfall in England

Updated: Mar 6

Take a lovely walk from the car park to the waterfall, crossing the stream over 6 bridges before getting to the amazing Hareshaw Linn. There's a gorgeous little bench you can sit on with a great view of the waterfall, perfect for a picnic pit-stop!


Image of Hareshaw Linn Waterfall in England
Photo taken by @deborakraczkowska via Instagram.

Enjoy a pleasant 1.5 mile walk around the woodlands admiring the wildlife and other picturesque waterfalls when you visit Hareshaw Linn. On the walk from the car park to the main waterfall you'll pass a number of smaller waterfalls on the way which are definitely worth stopping for (especially if you're into photography).

Lovely walk through woodland by the stream it’s about three miles to Hareshaw Linn. It would look spectacular if there wasn’t lots of fallen trees right under the falls, but still a view to see. – Google Review

It'll take you around 1.5 - 2 hours to do the full walk (that's if you stop off to take photos etc) so this location is definitely one to visit if you're looking for a long-ish walk to complete.


FAQs/Things to know before visiting Hareshaw Linn


1) Where is Hareshaw Linn Waterfall located?

Hareshaw Linn Waterfall is located near the village of Bellingham in Northumberland, England.


2) What makes Hareshaw Linn Waterfall a hidden gem?

Hareshaw Linn Waterfall is considered a hidden gem due to its secluded location, lush woodland surroundings, and the picturesque cascade of water as it flows over a series of rocky steps amidst the tranquil countryside. The waterfall offers visitors a peaceful and enchanting experience away from the more crowded tourist spots.


3) How do I get to Hareshaw Linn Waterfall?

Visitors can access Hareshaw Linn Waterfall by foot from the village of Bellingham. There is a well-marked footpath leading from the village to Hareshaw Linn, which follows the course of Hareshaw Burn. The waterfall can be reached by following this footpath upstream.


4) Is there an entrance fee to visit Hareshaw Linn Waterfall?

There is no entrance fee to visit Hareshaw Linn Waterfall, as it is located in a public-access area within Northumberland National Park.


5) What can I expect to see at Hareshaw Linn Waterfall?

At Hareshaw Linn Waterfall, visitors can admire the beauty of the cascading water as it flows over the rocky steps into the pool below. The area is surrounded by ancient woodland, moss-covered rocks, and vibrant flora, providing opportunities for relaxation, wildlife observation, and photography.


6) Are guided tours available for Hareshaw Linn Waterfall?

While there may not be formal guided tours, visitors can explore the area around Hareshaw Linn Waterfall on their own, following the footpath and enjoying the natural beauty of Northumberland National Park.


7) Is Hareshaw Linn Waterfall suitable for families and children?

Hareshaw Linn Waterfall can be suitable for families and children, as the terrain is relatively easy to navigate. However, parents should supervise children closely near the water's edge and on the rocky trails.


8) Are dogs allowed at Hareshaw Linn Waterfall?

Yes, dogs are allowed at Hareshaw Linn Waterfall, but owners must keep them on a lead and clean up after them to preserve the cleanliness and safety of the area.


9) Are there facilities or amenities near Hareshaw Linn Waterfall?

The village of Bellingham may offer amenities such as parking, restrooms, cafes, and shops for visitors. It is advisable to come prepared with any necessary supplies for your visit.


10) What is the best time to visit Hareshaw Linn Waterfall?

Hareshaw Linn Waterfall can be visited all year-round, but it is particularly beautiful during the spring when the woodland is in full bloom and the waterfall is fed by melting snow and rain. The waterfall can also be impressive after heavy rainfall when the water flow is at its strongest. However, visitors may also enjoy the tranquil beauty of Hareshaw Linn Waterfall during the quieter autumn and winter months.



Image of Hareshaw Linn Waterfall.
Photo taken by @sw_fitness1 via Instagram.

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