South Shields Daily Photo

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The quiet little Don

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River Don

Meandering towards the Tyne

As with all rivers, the River Tyne has a number of smaller tributaries which feed it and help it grow on it’s journey towards the North Sea. This is the little River Don, no more than a stream here at Hedworthfield in Jarrow, just a couple of miles from South Shields. By the time Don reaches the River Tyne it will be more than twenty feet wide (especially at high tide)

Camera details; Pentax K100D, 82mm lens, 1/180 second, f8, iso 200



Written by curly

February 7, 2008 at 12:01 am

Posted in Colour, Jarrow, Landscapes

6 Responses

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  1. So nice to see this. I love these quiet little brooks.


    Guelph Daily Photo, My Photos.


    February 7, 2008 at 8:36 am

  2. I wouldn’t say that this is the Don, precisely, though it does feed into it, as do several other streams flowing roughly south-west to north-east through Jarrow and Hebburn.

    I’ve seen this little river called “Calf Close Burn” on a map, but it’s known locally as “The Dene”: I’ve often wondered if there’s a very old link between the names “Dene” and “Don”.


    February 7, 2008 at 5:16 pm

  3. No, come to think of it, this must be the best contender to be the source of the Don.


    February 7, 2008 at 5:44 pm

  4. That’s a beautiful photo.


    February 7, 2008 at 9:38 pm

  5. Wonder what the origins of Boldon and Cleadon are then (and even Howdon across the Tyne)?

    S Wilson

    February 8, 2008 at 12:25 am

  6. I too wondered if this was the Don of the poem but reading above comments, see it might not be. Lovely photo


    February 8, 2008 at 3:29 pm

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