Hell Ket­tles, Dar­ling­ton, Co. Durham

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A stone’s throw away from the River Tees lie two sink­holes known as Hell Ket­tles. They look like or­di­nary ponds, but ask any lo­cal about them and you’ll soon dis­cover how they came to get their dev­il­ish name…

Hell Ket­tles were orig­i­nally cre­ated dur­ing an earth­quake in 1175. One is known as Dou­ble Ket­tle, and like its sis­ter, Croft Ket­tle, is fed by an un­der­ground fresh wa­ter spring. In­deed it’s the only spring-fed body of wa­ter in Co. Durham, mak­ing it a site of spe­cial sci­en­tific in­ter­est.

Leg­end has it that the sink­holes are boil­ing, bot­tom­less and in­fested with man-eat­ing eels, wait­ing to drag un­sus­pect­ing sin­ners to their watery deaths. On a clear night, the bod­ies of the damned are said to be seen float­ing in the wa­ter and when the air is still, their screams can be heard.

Not ones to shy away from dan­ger, Dodds and Kirk pull on their wellies and head to the wa­ter to in­ves­ti­gate…

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