College Valley & Cheviot

Wikipedia describes the Border Reivers

"Border Reivers were raiders along the Anglo-Scottish border from the late 13th century to the beginning of the 17th century. Their ranks consisted of both Scottish and English families, and they raided the entire Border country without regard to their victims' nationality. Their heyday was perhaps in the last hundred years of their existence, during the time of the Stewart Kings in Scotland and the Tudor dynasty in England."

Our Walk into the border area of England and Scotland takes back into history. It is an opportunity to look at history ancient and modern, from archaeological sites going back thousands of years to more modern times with aircraft wrecks from World War II.

Our walk starts in the Beautiful College Valley at Mounthooly Youth Hostel where we head into Hen Hole, a valley steeped in history and where folklore says you can still the hooves of raiders horses, from there to the Summit of Cheviot taking in the remains of World War Aircraft wrecks. From Cheviot Summit it is onto the Pennine Way before our return to the Valley via Auchope Cairn and The Schill.

  • Start Time: 10am
  • Duration: 6 Hours approx
  • Meeting Point: Mounthooly in College Valley
  • Cost: £15 for and adult and discounts for families.

Equipment List

  • Rucksack
  • Waterproof jacket & trousers
  • Spare warm clothing
  • Hat & gloves
  • Food and Drink for the day
  • Sturdy waterproof footwear, The Cheviots can be very wet