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College Valley - events

The valley has a calendar all of it's own. There is a cyclicity to activities in the Valley.


January and February.

Often there is snow on the higher hills and the Valley is quiet with few visitors. The hillsides take on a brown hue with the dead bracken.

March and April.

With the coming of spring the lambs are born and the trees and shrubs start to come to life. Daffodils flower around Hethpool and the activities on the farms increase.Easter brings the first influx of visitors but even with this the Valley is quiet.


May and June.

The gorse comes into flower bringing its heady vanilla smell to the Valley. The stretch between Hethpool and Whitehall is where the gorse is best.

July and August.

The peak time for visitors and the College fete is held in early August alongside the neolithic stone circle.

September and October.

Autumn comes to the Valley with the trees around Hethpool lake being particularly beautiful. Sheep are sold on, wood cut and fences mended after the busy summer.

November and December.

The first snows will probably arrive before Christmas.



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