Goats & Gourmet

Mythical beasts and exceptional wild dining

In the rolling hills of the Northumberland National Park Cheviots, elusive, almost mythical creatures dwell; the Cheviot Goats.

Embark upon a guided Wild Intrigue safari into the ancient lands of the Border Reivers, stepping back in time 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 explore within the stunning landscape of the College Valley.

Returning from the hills, you will take in the breathtaking views of the College Valley whilst enjoying a two course, al fresco gourmet meal, prepared by local chef Chris, from Fells Kitchen.

This guided experience is a unique opportunity to not only discover the roots of one of Britain’s most ancient, wild herds, you will also find out how a local Goat Management Group, featuring 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 goat management group through this safari, a percentage of our profits will be donated to contribute to their important work.

Goats & Gourmet is part of the National Park Experiences, a curated collection that brings the stories of our National Parks to life. Each experience offers an authentic insight into the landscape and special qualities of a National Park.


Tickets £80.00

Suitable for ages 14 and above, all ticket prices £80. Pre-booking is essential. A percentage of profits from this event will be donated to the Cheviot goat management group.

Location & Dates

2022 Dates, 22nd May, 11th June, 12th June.


Hethpool, College Valley, Northumberland

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Mini Exped

This guided Goats & Gourmet Safari, will introduce you to the ancient Cheviot Goats, and their history, folklore and ecology within the Northumberland landscape. A Wild Intrigue guide will share fascinating insights into this almost mythical species, 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 Mini Exped 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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