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Goats & Gourmet

Mythical beasts and exceptional wild dining

In the rolling Cheviot Hills of Northumberland National Park, legendary creatures dwell; the Cheviot Goats.

Step back in time to the ancient lands of the Border Reivers on this guided Wild Intrigue experience, to discover these long-lived inhabitants from the times of early Neolithic farmers and the Monks of Lindisfarne.

Cheviot Goats are members of one of the oldest herds of wild animals in Britain; magnificent, shaggy beasts steeped in fascinating history, folklore and ecology which you will discover within the stunning landscape of the College Valley.

Having tracked and spent time watching Cheviot Goat billies, nannies and kids, you will take in breathtaking views of the College Valley whilst enjoying a two course, al fresco gourmet meal, prepared by local chef Chris Reay of Fells Kitchen.

This guided experience is a unique opportunity to discover the historic roots and future of one of Britain’s most ancient, wild herds. You will find out how the local Cheviot Goat Management Group, a collaboration between landowners, farmers, researchers and the National Park, are working together to protect the future of this rare, native breed. We are proud to support the work of the Cheviot Goat Management Group, a percentage of our profits from this experiences will be donated to contribute to their important work. The past two seasons we have donated approximately £200 to the group thanks to attendees.


TICKETS £80.00

Suitable for ages 14 and above, all ticket prices £80. Pre-booking is essential. Under 18s must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult. A percentage of profits from this experience will be donated to the Cheviot Goat Management Group.

Location & Dates

2024 DATES

Saturday 18th May

Saturday 1st June

Sunday 9th June

10am – 2pm



Hethpool, College Valley, Northumberland

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We are proud to host our Goats & Gourmet experiences with Fells Kitchen.

Mini Exped

This guided Goats & Gourmet experience, will introduce you to the ancient Cheviot Goats and the history, folklore and ecology of the herd within the Northumberland landscape. Your Wild Intrigue guide will share fascinating insights into this almost mythical species on a walking safari, and you will dine al fresco, with a two course gourmet meal prepared by local chef, Chris, from Fells Kitchen. Dietary requirements (such as vegan/ vegetarian/ gluten free) can be catered for, you will be invited to share your requirements with us after booking


This experience is based in the College Valley and starts at:

College Valley Car Park, Hethpool, Wooler, NE71 6TW

Full details on meeting your Wild Intrigue guide on the morning of the experience will be shared upon booking.

Accommodation Tips

Accommodation is not provided on Mini Expeds, however there are a variety of accommodation options in the College Valley and surrounding areas.

Get in touch with Wild Intrigue to explore accommodation options.

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