College Valley - walking
The Valley has over 28 miles of paths and roads. With vehicle restrictions in place the chances are that you
will have most of the wilderness to yourself. There are three valleys to explore
The College burn
Very broadly the walks can be split as follows
Valley floor walks. These all start at the carpark just south of Hethpool. From here you
have a number of options.
1. Walk up the valley along the road to Southernknowe. Easy walking with access to the river at
2. St Cuthberts Way, Hethpool Lake and Hethpool Linn.Shady forest paths, picnic by the waterfall and explore
around the lake. A little further afield you can walk down to Kirknewton or up onto Yeavering Bell.
3. Two valleys. Walk south towards Whitehall but turn right along the forest path signposted for Trowupburn and
then follow the Esldonburn valley back to Hethpool
Low level walks.
Again starting at the car park you have easy access to the Easter
tors and Great Hetha.
Great Hetha and the hillforts along the Elsdonburn provide pleasant walking with great views. Ring Chesters
abover Elsdonburn is the largest hillfort.
High level walks.
These tend to start at either Dunsdale / Goldsceugh or Mounthooly and from here these is easy access to the
Cheviot itself or of course the Schil.
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