The Cheviot, College Valley
With over 12,000 acres waiting to be explored, the six-mile journey from Langleeford to the summit of the Cheviot in the College Valley is a treasure trove of outstanding natural beauty. From discovering the unbeatable panoramas at the top of the Cheviot to diving into Northumberland’s rich history with a visit to ancient hill forts, the College Valley has much to offer. You might even spot the remains of a B-17 bomber, which crashed here in World War II.
For all things flora and fauna, explore the scenic three-mile route from Bellingham to the waterfall through the serene Hareshaw Dene. This officially designated Site of Specific Scientific Interest is home to wonderful wildlife, as well as rare ferns and lichen. If you’re lucky, you may come across woodpeckers, wood warblers and even red squirrels on this woodland walk. The 30-ft waterfall, Hareshaw Linn, makes for the perfect picnic spot, and is only a stone’s throw from the vibrant village of Bellingham.
From the heights of the rolling Cheviot Hills to captivating coastal tours, Northumberland has an adventure to suit every explorer. Take a hike and experience the very best of this charming county –you never know what you might find.
Author Bio: Jess Sheldon is a travel blogger for Cottages in Northumberland, providing a wide range of Northumberland cottages where visitors can rest their weary legs after a long day exploring the county’s stunning landscape.