Mounthooly Bunkhouse, Mount Hooly, College Valley, Wooler, Northumberland, NE71 6TU
Call Charlene Drysdale on 01668 216210
College Valley in the Cheviot part of the Dark Sky ParkNestled 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 sleeps 24 in 2 dorms. There's also a 2-bed room and an en-suite family annex which sleeps 4. Clean bedding is supplied and there is free unlimited WiFi. There is a well-equipped kitchen and living area with log burning stove (logs provided). A BBQ is available outside and dogs are welcome by arrangement. 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 setting is perfect to explore the remote hills which you can discover all day often without meeting another soul. The night here in the valley is dark, the only light comes from the moon and the stars. College Valley is a part of the area designated as Europe's largest 'dark sky park'. The valley is a haven for wildlife with red squirrels, deer, birds and a thriving population of feral goats. Throughout all seasons the valley offers wonders to be found, be it our local wildlife, archaeology, plant life, viewpoints, history, or the amazing effect nature has on the land, from waterfalls to sparking icicles. This is the perfect wild get away from it all; once seen never forgotten
Beds & Rooms:24: 2x9 1x2 1x4(family)
Open:All year. All day.
Price per night:£20pp, £15pp under 18 and concessions. Family room for 4 £70. Sole use £300, £350 (weekends).
Booking:Online, phone or email. Deposit per person is required.
Directions: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)
- Long Distance Walks Ravenber Way Pennine Way St Cuthbert's Way
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48 hours at Mounthooly Bunkhouse
June 7th 2023
Come and experience the beauty and tranquility of Northumberland’s hills and landscapes. It’s a place you’ll never forget and will want to keep coming back to
Day 1: Hills and Landscapes
Start your first day right by walking up the Cheviot, which is Northumberland’s highest mountain (815m). On a clear day, the views from the summit stretch all the way across the Lake District. But the journey doesn’t end there. Once you’ve conquered The Cheviot, the second-highest hill in Northumberland, Hedgehope Hill, awaits you. Don’t be fooled by its smaller size – the views from up here are equally good, if not better.
As you descend from the hills, head back to Mounthooly Bunkhouse for a well-deserved dinner. The bunkhouse boasts a well-equipped kitchen and living area with a cosy log-burning stove, perfect for warming up after a day out in the wild. If you fancy some outdoor cooking, there’s even a BBQ available for you to use. Take in the remoteness of the landscape, a perfect setting to explore the remote hills where you can spend the whole day without meeting another soul. The area is a haven for wildlife with red squirrels, deer, otters, and feral goats roaming freely.
As the sun sets and the valley becomes enveloped in darkness, the night sky comes alive. The only light comes from the moon and stars, as College Valley is part of Europe’s largest ‘dark sky park’.
Day 2: Pools and Waterfalls
Embark on a new adventure and discover the magical Linhope Spout, a spectacular chute of water with a deep plunge pool that is perfect for jumping and swimming. The beauty of this place is special, a true hidden gem. After a refreshing dip, continue your walk to The Hen Hole and Three Sisters Waterfall, a dramatic gorge that takes a huge bite out of the landscape. The Three Sisters’ waterfall pours into the Hen Hole, creating a stunning and picturesque scene. Explore the area by scrambling and paddling to get up close and personal with the stunning water features.
As the day comes to an end, head to The Red Lion Inn, an 18th-century inn with a rich history. It is a 26-minute drive from Mounthooly Bunkhouse in the small village of Milfield. It was once popular with sheep drovers but now welcomes locals and tourists alike, offering delicious food and great ales.
After a day full of adventure, return back to Mounthooly Bunkhouse to relax and unwind. The bunkhouse was recently refurbished in 2008 and now sleeps 24 in two dorms. There’s also a 2-bed room and an en-suite family annexe that sleeps 4. You can rest easy knowing that clean bedding is provided, and free unlimited WiFi is available for your convenience.
Is this the most stunning location for a hostel in the UK?
January 30th 2022
Mounthooly Bunkhouse is a unique and amazing location for accommodation in the UK. Located in the remote Cottage Valley in North Northumberland, it offers a truly secluded and peaceful setting, perfect for exploring the remote hills and enjoying the stunning natural surroundings.
The bunkhouse is located in the Cottage Valley, which is a part of the area designated as Europe’s largest ‘dark sky park’, meaning that the night sky here is particularly stunning and free of light pollution. The valley is also home to a diverse range of wildlife, including red squirrels, deer, otters, and a thriving population of feral goats.
With so much to see and do, Mounthooly Bunkhouse is a truly amazing location for accommodation. Whether you’re interested in exploring the local wildlife, discovering the rich history and archaeology of the area, or simply enjoying the beauty of nature, this bunkhouse offers something for everyone. So why wait? Book your stay at Mounthooly Bunkhouse today and experience the magic of the Cottage Valley for yourself.