River Gaunless

River Gaunless


Formed just south of the village of Copley, by the confluence of Arn Gill (to the south, coming west from south of Langleydale Common) and Hindon Beck (to the north and coming east from Langleydale Common), the Gaunless wends its way east, passing the settlements of Butterknowle, Cockfield and Evenwood and through West Auckland before skirting the south and east of Bishop Auckland on its way to meet the River Wear.

The Gaunless Viaduct, built in 1825, was the tallest viaduct on the South Durham & Lancashire Union Railway.


* Copley
* Butterknowle
* Evenwood
* West Auckland
* Bishop Auckland


* Arn Gill
* Hindon Beck
** Cowclose Beck
*** Foul Sike
* Grewburn Beck
** Howle Beck
* Gordon Beck
* Norton Fine Beck
* Oakley Cross Beck
* Hummer Beck
* Dene Beck
* Coundon Burn

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