Tyne and Wear HER(5687): Jesmond Dene, pond and waterfall - Details
Jesmond Dene, pond and waterfall
Gardens Parks and Urban Spaces
A stone lined pond with a waterfall, edged with drystone walls. An outflow takes the water out of the pond and under the footpath (HER 5686) to drain away into the Ouseburn. The feature was created through quarrying. This is one example of a number of small "grottos" in the Dene, created at the bottom of steep rock faces where hollowed stones allowed small pools to form. The surrounding rocks were originally planted with ferns and plants with a creeping habit such as Periwinkles.
<< HER 5687 >> Pers. Comm. Jesmond Dene Rangers, 2004