Western Hills of the College Valley
The Western Hills….between Ring Chesters and the Schil are some of the quietest parts of the Valley. Strictly speaking they are part of the Elsdonburn valley as opposed to the College Valley itself…but they are all part of the same estate. The Pennine way passes through here but the direction markers are rare and it is easy to just wander around.
We prefer to walk up the main College Valley road until the forest turning just before Whitehall. This forest path takes you through to Trowupburn and then there is a gentle walk to the border ridge.
This picture was taken looking north towards the end of the Newton Tors and onto the Yeavering Bell and the Millfield plain.
Lovely almost prairie type grass swaying in the wind.Just a little beyond the plantation you can see Great Hetha,