College Valley is situated in North Northumberland on the northern edge of the Cheviot Hills, an area of renowned beauty. The estate extends to some 12,000 acres and lies entirely within the Northumberland National Park (NNP).
The Valley is part of the benefits left by Sir James Knott, successful business man, politician and philanthropist. www.knott-trust.co.uk
The estate is now managed by a Board of Directors whose duty is to manage it in a way that increases its value as an environmental, social and economic place of excellence. They strive to encourage and make available to the general public an environment that focuses on education and recreational enjoyment. Farming and forestry underpin the estate's financial viability, although the directors look carefully at other enterprises so long as they are in line with the objectives and aims of the College Valley.
College Valley is a haven for wildlife and vegetation, and is home to the largest semi natural woodlands (Harrow bog) in the NNP as well as the Cheviot massif, the highest hill in North England at 2,672ft.