Mounthooly Bunkhouse, Mount Hooley, College Valley, Wooler, Northumberland, NE71 6TU
Nestled at the head of the stunningly beautiful College Valley in North Northumberland, Mounthooly Bunkhouse is a perfect stop off on both the Pennine and St Cuthbert’s Way walks. College Valley is a private estate run by College Valley Estates Ltd. The Bunkhouse was refurbished in 2008 and sleeps 24 in 2 dorms, a 2-bed room and an en-suite family annex which sleeps 4. Clean bedding is supplied. There is a well-equipped kitchen and living area with log burning stove (logs provided). A BBQ is available outside. There is limited parking at the bunkhouse. Vehicle permits are usually required to access the private road beyond Hethpool, however these are provided with the booking and will be issued on arrival. The valley is a haven for wildlife with red squirrels, otters and a thriving population of feral goats. The bunkhouse is steeped in the history and nature of the area. College Valley is a part of the area designated as Europe’s largest ‘dark sky park’. This is the perfect wild get away from it all.This accommodation is featured on our map of Northumberland and here is its own website.
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24: 2×9 1×2 1×4
All Year, all day.
£17pp. Discount for concessions and sole use
Phone or email. Deposit per person is required.
From Wooler take the A697 north, take left onto B6351, take left to Hethpool where there is a free car park. Vehicle permits are usually required to access the private road beyond Hethpool, however these are provided with the booking and will be issued on arrival
Rail station: Berwick Upon Tweed (30 Miles). Buses at Wooler (12 miles)
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Mounthooly Bunkhouse is in a secluded and wildlife rich corner of the Cheviots.
Now here’s quite a find! The Mounthooly Bunkhouse in the Cheviots is in a fascinating landscape. First of all, have a look at the picture we’ve provided or at the ones on their website. What a wonderful panorama! It looks like it is in the middle of nowhere, because it is. Secluded and peaceful, the College Valley near Wooler in Northumberland has an interesting story. It is a private estate run by the Knott Trust to increase its value as an environmental, social and economic place of excellence. That aim seems to be working.
Nowadays it is part of the dark sky park, which means that the night sky will be rich with stars and planets – so bring your telescope or binoculars! It is a super overnight stop if you’re travelling the Pennine Way or St. Cuthbert’s Way. But the detail that attracted my attention was the plethora of wildlife on your doorstep. What an opportunity to see red squirrels or otters, to say nothing of our more common friends like adders or stoats. And for a final flourish – a troupe fo feral goats roam the valley too! Excellent!
Mounthooly, at the head of the Valley, with view of the West of Cheviot is close to the route of the Pennine Way
The bunkhouse sleeps 24 guests and welcomes walkers on the Pennine Way and St Curthberts Way to this wonderfully wild location.