10+ Walks with Waterfalls in North East England

A list of picturesque walks with beautiful waterfalls to enjoy across North East England. 

10+ Walks with Waterfalls in North East England

  1. Routin Linn  
  2. Linhope Spout
  3. Low Force
  4. High Force
  5. Hareshaw Linn 
  6. Falling Foss
  7. Hindhope Linn
  8. Hardraw Scar Falls
  9. Janets Foss
  10. Aysgarth Falls
  11. Hackfall Woods 
  12. Cauldron Falls
  13. Gibsons Cave & Summer Hill Force
  14. Jesmond Dene
My lovely friend Erin at Yorkshire Tots recommended I put together a list of walks with waterfalls in North East England after sharing a list of walks with waterfalls in Yorkshire. 

First of all, I am not an expert in this area, shockingly, I have only enjoyed a couple of places mentioned on this list. Definitely something for us to work our way through over the next few years.

I asked over on my Facebook page for suggestions and you can see that post here. Lots of readers have shared photos and ideas for all across the UK - it is well worth a look. 

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Some of the suggestions ventured into Yorkshire but I decided to keep these in the post as they are pretty easy to get to from North East England. Many people class Yorkshire as the North East anyway.

Finally, I am so sorry about this. I usually try and include accessibility links / info in my posts but during my research, this information has not been forthcoming.

I have also not tried a lot of the walks myself so cannot provide personal experience. If you would like to know about accessibility at one of these spots, I recommend asking in our UK Days Out Facebook Group here - there are over 8000 members so hopefully someone will be able to help. 

Finally, please familiarise yourself with safety advice for visiting areas with water, supervise young children, adhere to local lockdown rules and social distancing, park responsibly and leave no trace.  

10+ Walks with Waterfalls in North East England 

Routin Linn 

Routin Linn is a beautiful waterfall near Berwick. Check out this blog post for photos and information and take a look at more photos and directions here. 

In the area, you can also visit Ford & Etal and do not miss my guide to 20+ ideas for things to do in Berwick.  If you are looking for somewhere to stay nearby, have a look at my Haven Berwick review. I highly recommend.  

Routin Linn

Linhope Spout

You will find Linhope Spout in the heart of Northumberland National Park. Enjoy the beauty of the plunge pool, waterfalls and picnic spots nearby. Find out more over on the Northumberland National Park website here and more details of the accompanying 3 mile walk here. 

Linhope Spout is next to Ingram Valley Picnic Spot which is one of our top recommendations for places to paddle in a stream.  

Wooler is not too far away and I recommend stopping at the Doddington Dairy Milk Bar before heading home. 

10+ Walks with Waterfalls in North East England

Low Force

Low Force is a gorgeous waterfall near Barnard Castle in Count Durham. Find out more about visiting and directions here. 

You can easily combine with a trip to nearby High Force (see below), here are the details of a 5 mile circular walk where you can combine both waterfalls. 


High Force

High Force is one of the most impressive waterfalls in England. Located in County Durham, it is a popular spot. Admission & car parking charges apply. Find out more about visiting here. 

High Force is super close to Raby Castle which is one of our best days out in County Durham. 

10+ Walks with Waterfalls in North East England

Hareshaw Linn 

Hareshaw Linn is in Bellingham near Kielder. A lovely 3 mile walk with rare plant life and nature. Find out more and directions here. 

Bellingham is home to some pretty unique tea rooms which are actually train carriages, we visited when we stayed at nearby Hesleyside Huts. 

10+ Walks with Waterfalls in North East England

Falling Foss

Falling Foss is a stunning waterfall with a hidden tea garden near Whitby. Read more about Falling Foss here. 

Falling Foss is not far from Whitby - see more ideas for spending a day in Whitby here and if you are looking for somewhere to stay, here are some ideas for campsites near Whitby. 

10+ Walks with Waterfalls in North East England


Hindhope Linn

Hindhope Linn can be found in a quiet spot in Kielder. The accompanying trail is just 1.25 miles long. Find out more about visiting Hindhope Linn here. 

While in Kielder, you could try the Gruffalo trail, Salmon Centre or Minotaur Maze. 


Hardraw Scar Falls

Hardrow Force is England's largest single drop waterfall - at over 100ft, it is definitely one for the bucket list. Find out more about visiting Hardrow Force here. 



Janet's Foss

Janet's Foss is a small but wonderful waterfall in a magical woodland. Find out more about visiting here. 


Aysgarth Falls

Aysgarth Falls is a popular beauty spot in Yorkshire. Find out more about visiting here.  

Click here for more ideas for days out in Yorkshire. 


Hackfall Woods 

An area of outstanding beauty, you will find woodland walks, waterfalls and a fountain. Find out more about visiting here. 

Cauldron Falls

Cauldron Falls is one of the more accessible waterfalls in the Yorkshire Dales. Find out more about visiting here. 


Summerhill Force & Gibsons Cave

Recently voted at #5 top picnic spot in the UK, Summerhill Force is a gorgeous walk / spot for a picnic in County Durham. Find out more about visiting here and click here for directions / a map. 

Click here for other outdoor adventures in County Durham. 



Jesmond Dene 

Jesmond Dene is a peaceful retreat just a few miles away from Newcastle City Centre. Find out more about visiting here. 

10+ Walks with Waterfalls in North East England


Let me know if you fancy any of these walks. 

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Please follow social distancing rules & Government guidelines , respect the local area, leave no trace, take litter home, park responsibly and if somewhere is busy on arrival, please consider leaving and returning at a later date. 

Remember face coverings are required for indoor attractions / shops for those aged 11+ (usual exemptions apply)  

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