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Becks and Gills of the Northern Fells

Robert Drake


The becks and gills of the Northern Fells are unknown territory. To follow them upstream is to voyage through a tapestry of interest and beauty and delight.

The obvious feature is the watercourse itself, and that simple element proves what a variety of effects it can achieve as water plays with the unerlying geology and the surrounding vegetation.
Waterfalls and cascades pour themselves into pools of infinite variation.
Like fingerprints, no two could be identical.
They may be dark and mysterious with peaty water, or gleaming with a slew of golden gravel under the pellucid flow.



Publication Date:

2012 February