Waterfalls in Northumberland
Northumberland is a county known for its picturesque countryside, historic castles, and rugged coastline. Its rivers also happen to spring some of the most spectacular waterfalls in the country.
From the famous High Force waterfall, one of the most famous and powerful waterfalls in the country, to the secluded and peaceful Crammel Linn, Northumberland and the surrounding area has a cascade for everyone. With many waterfalls located in remote and beautiful parts of the county, these natural wonders offer visitors to our Berwick Holiday Park and Haggerston Castle Holiday Park an opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse themselves in the beauty of nature. Whether you're looking for a peaceful stroll or a more adventurous hike, waterfalls in Northumberland are sure to take your breath away.
Linhope Spout Waterfall, Ingram
Address: Ingram, Alnwick NE66 4LZ
Perhaps the most famous of all the waterfalls in Northumberland, Linhope Spout is an 18m long chute of water which plunges into a 2m wide, 5m deep pool. If it’s sheer scale you’re looking for, Linhope Spout may well be the fall for you. It’s located in a beautiful spot that's an easy walk from the parking area. The walk offers impressive vistas of the national park out to the domed Hedgehope Hills which have the second highest peak in Northumberland at 714m, and offer a chance to catch a glimpse of the lesser seen red squirrels which forage the forest floor for Scots pine cones.
Hareshaw Linn Waterfall, Hexham
Address: Hexham NE48 2DA
A visit to Hareshaw Linn means a stroll through enchanting ancient woodland and crossing six bridges to reach the stunning 9-metre waterfall. This Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) is home to rare ferns and lichen, with over 300 species of mosses, liverworts and lichen. The oak, hazel, elm, and ash trees provide an ideal habitat for various wildlife, such as red squirrels, great spotted woodpeckers, badgers, and bats.
Crammel Linn, Brampton
Address: Brampton CA8 7HY
The River Irthing flows above the village of Gilsland through the Irthing Gorge, flanked by sandstone crags for two miles. Within the upper section of the gorge, is the Crammel Linn waterfall, which stands at 7.6 metres tall and is one of the most attractive waterfalls in Northumberland. Peregrine falcons and ravens nest near the waterfall and derelict military structures can be seen upstream. The cliffs also gives rise to a famous sulphurous spring.
Hindhope Linn, Rochester
Address: Rochester NE19 1SW, United Kingdom
The serene Hindhope Linn waterfall is found in a tranquil dell and can be reached by taking the forest road past Blakehope Burn Haugh Farm. The walking trail offers views of the stunning waterfall and old trees like the Scots Pine and larch. The area also provides two picnic areas, a toilet block (open April-October), and access to the Pennine Way long-distance footpath.
Harthope Linn, Langleeford
Address: Langleeford NE71 6RG
Buried deep in Northumberland National Park’s Cheviot Hills, a 40-minute drive from Haggerston Castle Holiday Park, the Harthope Burn runs through the Harthope Valley. There are two waterfalls along that river that are worth visiting. The pathway to the waterfalls can be a bit tricky, with ankle-twisting steps and hidden holes, so it's best to visit in the summer or when there hasn't been much rain. For a bigger walk, visitors can head up the Cheviot Hills and back down the valley.
High Force Waterfall, near Barnard Castle
Address: Alston Rd, Forest-in-Teesdale, Barnard Castle DL12 0XH
High Force Waterfall is a magnificent natural wonder located in the Upper Teesdale countryside of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just across the border from Northumberland. The surrounding area is characterised by a diverse range of landscapes including moors, meadows, woods, and rivers, as well as interesting industrial heritage. The waterfall itself is a 21-metre high cascade that can be reached in just 20 minutes from Barnard Castle or 30 minutes from Raby Castle, meaning it can form part of a magical day out.
Low Force Waterfall, near Barnard Castle
Address: Barnard Castle DL12 0XF, United Kingdom
Low Force waterfall is another stunning waterfall located on the River Tees, just a short distance downstream from High Force waterfall. Featured in the film "1917" and near the renowned 19th-century Winch footbridge, the waterfall is around 5 metres high and 20 metres wide and is a popular spot for visitors to the area. Like High Force waterfall, Low Force can be accessed via a short walk from the Bowlees Visitor Centre.