starts as a little stream called Little Gill, more than 2,300
feet high on the northwestern slopes of Burnhope Seat in the
North Pennines. By the time it reaches the cross-Pennine road
from Alston to Barnard Castle, it is carving a steep gorge through
the rocks. Just below the road bridge it falls 50ft from a shelf
into a pool below. Trees, grasses and wildflowers flourish in
the shelter of the gorge, home to songbirds and insects.
continues towards the village of Garrigill and its confluence
with the River South Tyne.
fresh flow of sparkling water and ever-changing light at Ashgill
Force is inspirational and uplifting. It is a place that refreshes
the spirit, energises ideas and clarifies processes.
that's a model for positive change...