The travels, musings and thoughts of a man and his camera.

NEWCASTLE. Going Down The Dene.

Jesmond Dene. The waterfall by the old watermill.

A little way to the north east of the city centre lies the beautiful wooded valley of Jesmond Dene, the waters of the Ouseburn flowing through on their way to meet the Tyne. It’s a spot that for some reason took me a long while to visit. Newcastle is a city and the north east is an area I’m very fond of.

Jesmond Dene. Footbridge with iron railings over the Ouseburn.

The dene, it means a wooded valley, has been on my hit list since forever and I’ve lost count of the number of times returning from visits to the area that I realised that I had missed it out again. Anyway a couple of years back I managed to get there and like many places it’s on my revisit list.

Jesmond Dene, the footbridge over the Ouseburn which flows past the ruins of the nearby watermill

It’s a spot that rewards second, third and even more visits, seeing the changes from season to season. The valley was partly laid out by the Victorian industrialist lord Armstrong who gave the parkland to the city in the early 1880’s.

The old watermill in the country park area of Jesmond Dene on the outskirts of Newcastle city centre.

So another destination has gone into my big book of places to visit ‘23, it will be interesting and probably annoying, to see how many I manage and how many will get bumped over to another year

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Categories: England, Heritage, history, Nature, Photography, travel, United Kingdom

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