Photos above show Black Ling Hole in full spate, from Alan Coates...'By a strange quirk of fate I now live next to the beck and I was therefore able to take the enclosed photos during the flood of November 2000. The prospect of a paddle down to Wear would have been very daunting even if I was younger and still paddling!

Spurlswood Beck fall, very low water. Paddler Bob Evans, pictures Michael Evans.

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