Hareshaw Linn

Visit Hareshaw Linn and take a magical walk through an ancient woodland, crossing no less than six bridges to reach a beautiful nine-metre high waterfall.

Hareshaw Linn

Explore this 4.8-km out-and-back trail near Bellingham, Northumberland. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 1 h 28 min to complete. This trail is great for birding and hiking. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash.

It is a beautiful walk showing little waterfalls on the way, several bridges, and shows off the old iron works of the village.

The oak, hazel, elm and ash trees that grow here are great for wildlife. Keep a look out for red squirrels, great spotted woodpeckers, redstarts, dippers, badgers and Daubenton’s bats.

This Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) is designated for its rare ferns and lichen. More than three hundred different types of mosses, liverworts and lichen can be found at Hareshaw Linn.

The grey and green growths on rocks and trees in Hareshaw Linn are lichens (pronounced like-ens). Lichens are fungi and algae living together as one.