The second valley, divides the new housing developments above Royal Quays Marina.

This was once the centre of a large timber yard for the importation of 'pit props' from Scandinavia. (Pit props were wooden supports for the underground 'roof' in a coal-mine.)

Chirton Dene Park

It starts with a stream .....

The Lake

... which runs into the lake - with a representation of the coal staithes which loaded coal into the ships

The cascades

.... then the Cascade finally runs to the river.

Cascade in winter

Frozen in Winter

If water were words

"If water were words what would the Tyne say?"

The Tide is Turning

Carved on the wall above the top cascade and underwater in the pool.