Hethpool Mill, College Valley, Northumberland

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Light in the Valley

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These pictures all show the marvellous views and the wonder of the light in the College Valley

This one is looking north towards Fleehope

and from Redscar

and this from Bellyside

and another looking north up the valley


Written by Gillian

September 17, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Posted in Views, Walks

Lambden Valley in winter

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The Lambden Valley in winter is quite special. The quietness, light and snow all seem to blend together.

and this picture shows the sheep being brought down from the Bizzle and besides Dunsdale house.

Written by Gillian

September 16, 2011 at 11:36 am

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Madam Law

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The western hills of the College Valley are very quiet and you rarely see anyone up here. This view has Newton tors to the right.

To the middle and left, just beyond the plantation, is Ringchesters.


Written by Gillian

September 16, 2011 at 11:33 am

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This panorama,looking towards the Cheviot from the mountain rescue hut and Red Cribs shows the hen hole…a hidden hanging valley

The Hen Hole

Written by Gillian

September 16, 2011 at 11:31 am

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Hethpool lake – fishing ladder

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There is a picture on the National Park website taken in the College Valley which has always been a puzzle until we finally found where it was. It is the bottom of the fish ladder as the water runs out of Hethpool lake towards the College burn and Hethpool Linn.

hethpool lake fishing ladder

Written by Gillian

September 16, 2011 at 11:14 am

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Great Hetha

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The walk to the top of Great Hetha from Hethpool Mill is around 45 minutes. The views are fantastic. The first image shows the mill still in shadow ( around 10 a.m. ) on the right. You can then see the College burn as it leaves the valley and St Cuthberts walk as it cuts through the plantation middle right.

Hethpool lake is just visible on the left
great hetha to hethpool mill

and this is the Mill using the telephoto

and here is the view towards Elsdonburn

and this photo looks over Hethpool and the lake.

Written by Gillian

September 15, 2011 at 5:19 pm

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Newton Tors and approach walk

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Staying at the Mill you will have plenty of opportunity to walk along the approach track for the Newton Tors walk. This basically follows St Cuthberts Way



and here is the view across the College burn to Collingwood oaks and the Bell

and here is a picture of Hethpool Linn and the bridge over the burn

finally a reminder of what it can be like up on the Tors



Written by Gillian

September 14, 2011 at 10:17 am

Posted in Walks