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June 2021

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Henhole, College Valley

  • Distance: 6 miles
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Your Guide:
  • Maximum number of places per day: 19
  • Price Per Person: £15.00

walk notes

We are often asked about a “walk” up into the Henhole.  

Here is your opportunity for a scramble up into the nearest thing we have to a glacial corrie in Northumberland courtesy of the last ice age.  

Scramble is a more accurate description of the route as there will be times when you need four points of contact, hands as well as feet, with the slope.  

There are four waterfalls, some with cascades, to pass en-route before emerging onto the Pennine Way and Scottish Border near Auchope Cairn.  

From here it is downhill to the Mountain Refuge Hut for high tea where there is a good view directly into the Henhole.  From there it is only a short walk via Red Cribs (“Ye highway of ye thief”) back to the start.  If you would like a short summer walk with a difference, and plenty of time to complete it, this is for you.