The perfect stay for those tackling the Pennine way, family gatherings, charity parties or wedding accommodation.
As recently as the 1970s College Valley supported an enterprise of 6700 hill ewes and 150 cows, looked after by a staff of 19. The changing economic and environmental conditions over the intervening 50 years mean that the Valley is currently home to two hill farming businesses owned by tenants based at Hethpool and Elsdonburn. Sheep numbers have declined below 2500, and cattle do not overwinter in the Valley any more. Lambs from the estate are sold for breeding (for which they are highly prized) and for meat.