Hedgehope, Dunmoor and Linhope Spout Walk

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Northumberland National Park Walks

Hedgehope, the second highest hill in Northumberland National Park at 714 metres is the destination for this walk in the Cheviot Hills. We begin by crossing open moorland and walk through the site of a medieval village, long deserted, but the lumps and bumps amongst the grass and heather remind us that people once lived here.

Soon we are walking uphill following a path over hills named Cunyan Crags and Dunmoor and onto the ascent of Hedgehope itself. It’s a tough one, but well worth the effort as from the top of this hill and on a clear day the views are magnificent. The Northumberland Coast can be seen to the east and the Pennine Hills to the south all come into view. The descent takes us back the way came for a short distance and then it’s a long downhill walk to the valley floor and back to the car.

There’s always enough time to visit Linhope Spout, the highest waterfall in the National Park. Linhope Spout is a popular location to try ‘wild swimming.’ The deep pool and the cool water are worth a try if you’re brave enough, just let me know if you want to give it a go.

We meet at Ingram Bridge in the Breamish Valley at the start of the day and the walk ends in the Ingram Valley Café for tea and cake.

What to Bring

  • Walking boots or walking shoes
  • Polyester cotton trousers; no denim jeans, please
  • A waterproof coat, waterproof trousers, a hat, and gloves; a sunhat such as a baseball cap for sunny days
  • Sunscreen
  • One bottle of water per person, 1 to 1.5 litres is recommended
  • A picnic lunch and some snacks
  • A towel and a swimming costume if you want to try a wild swim (Summer months only)

Clothing depends on the season. Please contact us for advice!