Hawsen Burn Bridge - Hedgehope Hill - Linhope Circular

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The walk starts from Hawsen Burn Bridge and climbs up to Housey Craggs, along Long Craggs, then up to the summit of Hedgehope Hill, second highest to The Cheviot. We then descend to Linhope Spout waterfall, through the hamlet of Linhope and along and cross out of Ingram Valley, via Threestoneburn Wood. Back onto the moors, it's back over to the Craggs and our descent to the car park.

Note for dog owners Parts of this walk are not on public footpaths so please check restrictions before going in this area area at www.countrysideaccess.gov.uk to see the restricted areas. It is possible that dogs may not be allowed on parts of this walk.

England - North England - Northumberland - Northumberland National Park


Birds, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Waterfall, Wildlife, Woodland
5/6/2021 - Lucy Hayward

We completed this walk in May 2021. Strenuous it is and I would describe the initial climb up to Housey Crags from the car park a little more than a ‘gentle’ climb! Dogs are allowed, but must be kept on leads due to ground-nesting birds. More importantly, it is worth noting that the area around Threestoneburn Wood has completely changed since this walk route was written. This is due to forestry works / tree felling. Sadly, the wood is no longer there and the landscape is currently incredibly hard to navigate and walk across (rather than being a ‘well-used path’ at WM23, it is very boggy, with no discernible path and easy to lose your bearings). The advice provided in Additional Info, is essential - do ensure you are prepared with good waterproof boots, warm clothing and compass - it is very remote and the weather can change very quickly - we experienced hail, snow, wind and sunshine all in a few hours!

7/4/2011 - Lesley Simmister

We have just completed this walk, most of the sections are on well marked paths however the sections through Threestoneburn Woods are extremely overgrown and boggy. We gained several scratches from low hanging, overgrown firs, ended up with hundreds of pine needles down the backs of our tops and nearly lost a boot after crossing a duckboard path leading straight into a peat bog. Try to end your route through a different path as walking doubled up for a couple of miles under trees sort of spoils what is otherwise a good walk!

6/12/2005 - Trish Teague

Excellent walk. HOWEVER dogs are not allowed on the majority of this walk, even on leads. The new 'restrictive access' laws came into force on May 28th 2005, until 2010. The area IS patrolled by wardens who will politely but firmly tell you to 'get off my land!!' If anyone is doing any walks in future, that covers grazing or open grouse moor, its best to check with the National Parks Authority whether or not any of the walks you plan to do, fall within these new right to roam restrictions. Cheers, Trish Teague + 4 dogs!