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Drone footage captures Jesmond Dene as you've never seen it before

June 18, 2017 3:00 PM
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The aerial footage, which shows the popular park in all its glory, was taken by Chris Maddison from High Heaton

It’s a jewel in Newcastle’s crown, and has been an oasis of tranquillity in the city for more than a century.

Now the popular Jesmond Dene has been captured from the skies in a stunning aerial video.

The drone footage was made by Chris Maddison, from High Heaton, and gives a bird’s eye view of the park’s landscape, woodland and stream.

Chris, 31, said: “I just got a new drone and over the past week or so I’ve been taking it out for some practise runs.

“I managed to get some great aerial footage of the dene itself and the stream that runs through it.

“I’m getting into photography and the footage you capture with a drone is second to none.

“As a train driver I get to see quite a lot of scenery no-one else gets to see - this is a chance to capture some of that.”

Wealthy industrialist Lord William Armstrong built the park for his own enjoyment in the 1860s, but eventually gave it to the city so generations of Geordies could enjoy it.

Its water wheel, Pets Corner and scenic bridges take you away from the hustle and bustle of Newcastle without having to leave the city centre.


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