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.
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.
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.
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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