Sir James Knott Trust

The Valley is part of the legacy left by Sir James Knott, successful business man, politician and philanthropist.

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.

Looking for accommodation?

Mounthooly Bunkhouse

The perfect stay for those tackling the Pennine way, family gatherings, charity parties or wedding accommodation.

Coldburn Cottage

A delightful cottage situated beside the Lamden Burn.