Walk to Wellbeing – Hareshaw Linn

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Heritage Centre

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Bellingham

NE48 2DG

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Our Walk to Wellbeing Programme is the easy way to get out and get healthy in Northumberland National Park.

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Hareshaw Linn was once the site of an iron works in the mid-1800’s. As the walk takes us by the Foundry Farm we climb up mounds made from the spoil of 70 ovens that once supplied coke to the ironworks. We then walk into the ‘Linn’ proper. This is an ancient woodland with oak, hazel, elm and ash and also home to red squirrels, great spotted woodpeckers and wood warbler

We will walk over several bridges where we will see Douglas Firs planted by the Victorians as well as a Victorian ‘bandstand’ built for picnics, music and storytelling. Finally, the walk takes us to the stunning waterfall which depth and dampness give the feel of an ancient rainforest. Ideal conditions for the 300 species of mosses, liverworts and lichens.

West Tynedale Health Walk Leaders have designed and are leading walks suitable for people wanting an easy introduction to the inspirational landscapes of Northumberland National Park.

Distance: 3 miles

Terrain: A walk up a wooded valley on a good path, some inclines, may be muddy

Meeting place/walk start point: The Heritage Centre, Woodburn Road, Bellingham

Postcode: NE48 2DG

Getting there: There is car parking at the Heritage Centre. Limited shared transport is available at £6.00 a seat on this walk. The pick up point will be at Wentworth Car Park, Hexham beside Wentworth Leisure Centre at a start time of 10.00am. We will return to Hexham by 4.30pm

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Booking advisable. If you have not booked online, please pay on arrival at the walk start point but be advised that places are limited so it is advisable to check on availability beforehand.

Please ring The Sill National Landscape centre for further information: 01434 341 200.

Dress for changeable weather and wear suitable footwear. There will be time for lunch in Bellingham before the bus returns to Hexham. Either bring a packed lunch or refreshments should be available at the Carriages Tea Room adjacent to The Heritage Centre. Sorry, dogs are not allowed on these walks.

For short Health Walks in West Northumberland see: http://www.activenorthumberland.org.uk/Home.aspx

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Heritage Centre

Bellingham

NE48 2DG

United Kingdom

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