Saturday, October 20, 2018

College Valley

College Valley

The College Valley is a beautiful, tranquil valley at the northern end of the Cheviot Hills within the Northumberland National Park. The stunning unspoilt views of woodland, moorland and pastureland are breathtaking and provide a magnificent backdrop to the valley below. 


College Valley


College Valley


Near Hethpool

The Cheviot


The College Burn cuts its way through the hills meandering along the valley floor. At Hethpool Linn the burn runs through a narrow gorge, tumbling over the rocks before continuing its peaceful journey.



College Burn 




College Burn


Hethpool Linn
The slopes of the Newton Tors and Yeavering Bell are home to the Cheviot Wild Goats. The feral goats herds have lived on the hills for centuries and are thought to originate from the earliest Neolithic farmers. The goats live a totally wild existence on the hills but many will come close enough to be photographed. Roe deer, red squirrels and other wildlife also live in the valley. 

About 1.5 miles from Hethpool heading down the valley towards "The Cheviot" is a World War II Memorial dedicated to the airmen who lost their lives in when their aircrafts crashed in the hills. 






This unspoilt serene valley is the ideal place for leisurely walks along the banks of the College Burn and the spectacular Hethpool Linn or for hill climbs to the ancient hill forts. 
Below are some things to see and do whilst visiting the valley.

Hethpool Linn

Hethpool Linn Walk

 

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