College Valley Estates

College Valley Estates - Resources

There are a number of good websites as well as books which talk about the Valley. These are just some of them

Maps of the Valley

Land Use within the Valley

Places/farms/hamlets in the Valley

Location and how to find the Valley

Both Panoramio and Wikimapia offer good aerial images of the Valley. The former also offers a selection of pictures.

In addition geograph.org.uk offers specific pictures and maps for Dunsdale: Coldburn and Hethpool Mill

Newsletters

Our newsletters provide an interesting resource to show the issues which have been of concern across the years.

Newsletter - 1

Newsletter - 2

Newsletter - 3

Newsletter - 4

Newsletter - 5

Newsletter - 6

Newsletter - 7

Newsletter - Spring 2010
Newsletter - Spring 2011

 

References

You can find the Valley on Wikipedia and on Google knol

The Northumberland National Park site offers plenty of material. The main page which also talks about the hillforts is here with a shorter page here

Then there are pages on:

Walking:
http://www.northumberlandnationalpark.org.uk/collegevalleywalking
and
http://www.northumberlandnationalpark.org.uk/walkingcheviots

 

Archaeology
http://www.northumberlandnationalpark.org.uk/collegevalleyhighlights

 

Hillforts - again, but in more detail
http://www.northumberlandnationalpark.org.uk/collegevalleykeyhillforts
and the Heritage Project
http://www.northumberlandnationalpark.org.uk/hillfortheritageachievements

 

History
http://www.northumberlandnationalpark.org.uk/collegevalleyhistory

 

Riding in the cheviots
http://www.northumberlandnationalpark.org.uk/cheviotchallengeridingroutes


The Drovers project and Fleehope
http://www.northumberlandnationalpark.org.uk/droversagreementfleehope

Hethpool itself has plenty of good content with this the starting page
http://www.northumberlandnationalpark.org.uk/droversagreementfleehope

 

 

Photographs
As well as panoramio there are plenty of good pictures on flickr.
The main source is here, there are nearly 1,300 photos.

Flickr also has many talented photographers who have tagged their pictures. See here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/scrwd/tags/collegevalley/
and
http://www.flickr.com/photos/68259253@N00/197211995/
and
http://www.flickr.com/photos/borderglider/tags/collegevalley/

Historical references
As well as the National Park website mentioned above the other main resource is Keys to the Past
A search for the Valley turns up 170 detailed references

Books about the Valley include

Walking the Cheviots Classic Circular Routes. Ed Baker

The Cheviot Hills as well as Walks from Wooler. Both by Geoff Holland

Where the Hills meet the Sky: A guide to wartime aircrashes in the Cheviot Hills.Peter Clark. Published by Glen Graphics

Rural branch lines of Northumberland C.R.Warn. Published by Frank Graham

Northumberland Prehistoric Rock Carvings Stan Beckensall. Pendulum publications

Northumberland, The Official National Park Guide Tony Hopkins

A Fine and Private Place, Jesmond Old Cemetery
Alan Morgan. Tyne Bridge publishing

Jon Monks, Shepherds Walks Walk 20: The Schil and Walk 22: Broadsruther.