Hethpool Mill, College Valley, Northumberland

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Newton Tors

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The Tors comprise

Easter tor,

Wester tor

and Harelaw.

They form the backbone of the Eastern side of the College Valley. To the west they drop down to the College burn and Hethpool Mill is at the base of Easter Tor.

To the west they slope across heather covered peat lands towards Commonburn house, Happy Valley and Wooler itself.

Although it is possible to climb from the Mill directly onto the Tors this is not recommended. The sides are steep and fenced over sections.

It is much better to walk north through the nearby plantation and then follow St Cuthberts Way along the side of the hills until you come to the point where the path turns right and there is a short steep climb which also offers great views over the Millfield plain.

Newton tors

 

 

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Written by Gillian

September 13, 2011 at 9:15 am

Posted in Walks

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