Linhope Estate in Northumberland National Park
The road into Linhope Estate
The estate includes a wide range of nationally important wildlife habitats and archaeological features. In addition, there is a variety of habitats for all kinds of wildlife, including heather moorland, native woodland and upland heath.
Linhope upland heath in October
Depending on the time of the year, you may be lucky enough to see red grouse and curlew, emperor moths and lizards. There are numerous plant species, including white campion, cross-leaved heath and crowberry to name but a few.
Archaeological features, include hillforts, examples of so-called cord rig cultivation and an Iron Age settlement near Hartside – not to be missed!
Hamlet of Linhope
On the Linhope Estate is the famous tourist attraction known as Linhope Spout (55°26’52” N 2°4’1″ W). This is an 18m chute of water that drops into a 5m deep and 2m wide plunge pool.
Watching Linhope Spout
You can see a gallery of images taken near Linhope Spout here: